Why would farmers in Haiti burn 60,000 seed sacks (475 tons) of hybrid corn seeds and vegetable seeds? Because they are genetically modified (GMO) seeds heavily treated with pesticides. The genetic modifications of these seeds allows them to withstand the heavy pesticide applications, which are intended to kill all weeds, bugs and other parts of the nearby ecosystem. But the Haitians realize the toxic effect of these pesticides is bad for human health.
Read more about this in the article Haitian Farmers Commit to Burning Monsanto Hybrid Seeds.
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