#1 Win: Farmers in El Salvador Successfully Oppose Monsanto’s GMO Seeds [USAID] by algernonpj 27.07.2014 15:16

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Ya gotta love how US Aid is tied to the recipient purchasing from designated international corporations. Crony Capitalism / Fascistm / Statism at work.

Win: Farmers in El Salvador Successfully Oppose Monsanto’s GMO Seeds
US aid package stipulations would have indirectly required them to purchase Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds
by Christina Sarich | Infowars.com | July 24, 2014

The U.S. recently tried to blackmail El Salvador by telling the country they would limit an aid package if they did not accept the stipulations provided within it - stipulations which would have indirectly required them to purchase Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds. But El Salvador is fighting back.


Most farmers, including 45-year-old Juan Joaquin Luna Vides, prefer to source their seeds locally, and aren’t interested in Monsanto’s GM seed. Vides, who heads the Diversified Production program at the Mangrove Association, a community development organization that works in the Bajo Lempa region of El Salvador, states:

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“Transnational companies have been known to provide expired seeds that they weren’t able to distribute elsewhere. We would like the US embassy and the misinformed media outlets [that are pressuring the Salvadoran government to change their procurement procedure] to know more about the reality of national producers and recognize the food sovereignty of the country.”


The US government’s method of persuasion is via the second Millennium Challenge Compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a US foreign aid agency created during the presidency of George W. Bush.

The U.S. has not specifically requested that the country purchase Monsanto’s suicide seeds, but through regulatory and political maneuvering, El Salvador as well as other countries are essentially forced to bow to Monsanto and other biotech’s seed monopolies. El Salvador, like other countries which have banned Monsanto’s seed, realize that their entire food system is in danger by relying on GM crops.

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Due to the counter-pressure from Salvadoran farmers, it looks like the US government might be reversing its stance. The GM seed requirement looks like it will be left out of the $277 million aid deal.

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http://www.infowars.com/win-farmers-in-e...ntos-gmo-seeds/

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