Thursday, June 3, 2010

INTERVIEW:Haitian Farmer on Monsanto’s Toxic Seeds (Bay of Rainbows)

An interview with a Haitian farmer on Monsanto seeds
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Nicole Vulcan of Bay of Rainbows Productions interviews farmer Sem Cadet about growing practices in Haiti, and the May 2010 donation of 470 tons of toxic hybrid seeds by Monsanto which Chavannes Jean-Baptiste, peasant farmer leader of the Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) called  "a very strong attack on small agriculture, on farmers, on biodiversity, on Creole seeds."

According to Food Freedom,

The hybrid corn seeds Monsanto has donated to Haiti are treated with the fungicide Maxim XO, and the calypso tomato seeds are treated with thiram.[3] Thiram belongs to a highly toxic class of chemicals called ethylene bisdithiocarbamates (EBDCs). The EPA determined that EBDC-treated plants are so dangerous to agricultural workers that they must wear special protective clothing when handling them.

Translation by Rosedanie Cadet and Gustave Cadet. Part of Bay of Rainbows' work with Helping Hands Noramise.


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1 comment:

  1. La Revolution commences! Picking up where our French godfathers left off. They are smiling down at us as they watch their people pick up their sticks and knives for battle! Ayiti!