Thursday, June 3, 2010

Burning Seeds???

The Haitians are still struggling  months after their island was rocked by that huge earthquake that nearly destroyed their capital and left many homeless and hungry.  Some are still trying to assist them in rebuilding and getting back to something that resembles normal life.  You would think giving them seeds, actual vegetable seeds so they can get working farms and gardens online would be a great benefit, right?  Would you believe me if I told you that some are suggesting Haitians burn these seeds instead of planting them in order to raise food? 

This is actually whats going on right now in Haiti.  Monsanto has offered a generous donation of seeds to the Haitian people.  Please keep in mind these are not GM "Genetically Modified" seeds.  These are Hybrid seeds, exactly the type of seeds that the anti-GM seed movement has been fighting for.  Monsanto decided to donate these seeds instead of GM seeds to avoid another African Style fight against the use of such seeds which may be unsafe.  Until now, no one has ever claimed that non GM seeds could be unsafe, since they are the seeds farmers and gardeners have been using for Generations. 

Who is making these claims?  Well it's primarily two groups, the Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) and the National Peasant Movement of the Congress of Papay (MPMKP).  These groups are supported by Grassroots International’s “Social Justice Campaign" which receives funding from no less than the Tides Foundation, the George Sorros organization that funds Liberal and radical Left-Wing groups all over the world.

These groups claim the use of these seeds are unsafe and will undermine Haiti's food sovereignty.  What does this mean?  Well in short these groups don't like idea of Haiti accepting seeds from a large multi-national private company.  This is what they mean by “food sovereignty”.  Apparently it's better for these people to starve than to accept not food, but seeds, so they can grow their own food and provide for themselves in the long run.

What is this world coming to?



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