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Haitian Farmers Protest Monsanto’s Seed Donation, June 4 2010

Around 10,000 Haitian peasant farmers marched Friday June 4 to protest Monsanto’s donation of 475 tones of hybrid corn and vegetable seeds. See pictures here from Haiti as well as from Solidarity actions in Montreal and Seattle. Haiti’s farmers asked groups around the world to show solidarity and “Struggle Against Monsanto and its associates.” For more information on the Haitian farmer call for solidarity and for more information on Monsanto click here.

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CBAN organized a solidarity action in Montreal with Union Paysanne (member of CBAN and Via Campesina), Action SOS Haiti, and Haiti One Seed One Land. A delegation of 4 met with the Consul General of Haiti in Montreal for half an hour to discuss the issue. There was also a solidarity action in Seattle.