Saturday, June 5, 2010

Does the United States Government Really Care about Haiti?

Does the United States Government Really Care about Haiti? My answer is no, the United States does not care about Haiti or the plight of the Haitian people. But, wait the majority of Americans do actually care about these people and what has happened to them. It is unfortunate that our government takes actions in opposition to the will of the people of American and kicks the Haitians when they are down and out right now. I wish our government would stop the corruption and pull the money, greed, and lobbyists out of Washington.

Here is a great summary of one of the ways that the United States government of corruption is using our tax dollars to kick the Haitians. Read it here in the article titled Haiti's New Earthquake: USAID Delivers Monsanto's Poison Pills.

Monsanto will be giving Haiti 60,000 seed sacks (475 tons) of hybrid corn seeds and vegetable seeds, some of them treated with highly toxic pesticides. Hybrid seeds have to be purchased and planted every year.

Monsanto's seeds will be distributed by the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) WINNER program. USAID is a tax-payer funded agency that promotes the United States' interests abroad. It is run by Dr. Rajiv Shah, an Obama appointee that the Organic Consumers Association opposed because of his work with the explicitly pro-GMO Gates Foundation. The Gates Foundation works closely with Monsanto.

Haitian peasant farmer leader Chavannes Jean-Baptiste of the Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) called Monsanto's poison pills Haiti's “new earthquake.” The MPP has committed to burning Monsanto’s seeds and has called for a march to protest the corporation’s presence in Haiti on June 4, for World Environment Day.

Like other US efforts to deprive Haiti of food security, dumping Monsanto’s seeds on Haiti's farmers will seriously undermine Haitian farmers’ independence, force an industrialized agriculture model on the impoverished nation and seriously threaten public health in the country.
Take Action in Solidarity with Haitian Farmers Who Vow to Burn Monsanto's Seeds
 This is a prime example of our government run amok. This program uses our tax dollars to try to hook Haitian farmers in perpetual debt and enslavement to industrial farming methods. Haitians cannot afford this. This is in effect kicking them while they are down. We need to take back our government. The government of WE THE PEOPLE.

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