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The perfect drug? Monsanto hooks Nepal on GMO corn

Monday, April 16, 2012



The perfect drug? Monsanto hooks Nepal on GMO corn

The Nepalese government has teamed up with notorious agricultural giant Monsanto to force farmers use its GMO seeds. The strain, banned in several EU countries, will be used to substitute imports and boost the starving nation’s maize production.... XXXX

Soon after the initiative was introduced, public anger spilled onto both social media and the streets.

Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the US embassy in Katmandu to speak out against Monsanto.
“You start buying seeds from them,” explained protester Sabin Ninglekhu. “Year one: it can produce a bit of yield. Year two: yield starts going down. And then it means you have to increase inputs. You have to annually buy seeds from this company because seed fertility keeps going down.”.... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/news/monsanto-nepal-crops-maize-seeds-095/

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