05 Apr '12, 7pm

How Much Do People Everywhere Hate Monsanto? New Report Shows Global Resistance

How Much Do People Everywhere Hate Monsanto? New Report Shows Global Resistance

© Grassroots International via Friends of the Earth International Demonstration in Haiti against Monsanto. Monsanto may be showing strong economic growth—19 percent last quarter !— but it's also generating more opposition than ever, all over the world. A report out yesterday illustrates the struggles against Monsanto, and the agribusiness model it embodies, being led by small-holder and organic farmers, local communities and social movements around the world. "Who will hold Monsanto responsible for the global depletion of biodiversity, soil erosion, and violations of peasant rights wrought by the application of petroleum-based inputs required by industrial agriculture?” said Dena Hoff of La Via Campesina, adding that while farmers everywhere are resisting for food sovereignty, the rest of the world needs to join in. And in many places in many countries, it is. “The majorit...

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