25 May '12, 5pm

How the US Sold Africa to Multinationals Like Monsanto, Cargill, DuPont, PepsiCo and Others

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page , Millions Against Monsanto page , and our Farm Issues page . Driving through Ngong Hills, not far from Nairobi, Kenya, the corn on one side of the road is stunted and diseased. The farmer will not harvest a crop this year. On the other side of the road, the farmer gave up growing corn and erected a greenhouse, probably for growing a high-value crop like tomatoes. Though it's an expensive investment, agriculture consultants now recommend them. Just up the road, at a home run by Kenya Children of Hope, an organization that helps rehabilitate street children and reunite them with their families, one finds another failed corn crop and another greenhouse. The director, Charity, is frustrated because the two acres must feed the rescued children and earn money for the organization. After two t...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_25522.cfm

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