Haitian Peasants March against Monsanto Company for Food and Seed Sovereignty

On June 4th about ten thousand Haitian peasants marched to protest U.S.-based Monsanto Company’s ‘deadly gift’ of seed to the government of Haiti. The seven-kilometer march from Papaye to Hinche—a rural area on the central plateau–was organized by several Haitian farmers’ organizations. The rural social movements propose a development model based on food and seed sovereignty instead of industrial agriculture.

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