Ag/Farming

Customs stalling aid efforts in Haiti

January 29, 2011
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Customs stalling aid efforts in Haiti

As foreign do-gooders try to send humanitarian supplies, they are encountering problems — for a variety of different reasons. BY FRANCES ROBLES, TRENTON DANIEL AND JACQUELINE CHARLES frobles@MiamiHerald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE — The “Wishmobile” is a 36-foot mobile medical unit with full examination and triage rooms, and it’s stuck at a Haitian port, captive to bureaucratic...
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Yele Haiti-Cholera Training Saves a Life

January 29, 2011
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Yele Haiti-Cholera Training Saves a Life

GONAIVES, January 18, 2011: Yéle’s contribution to stemming the spread of cholera has saved many lives, but you don’t often get a chance to put a face to those who have been helped. Until now. The face in question is that of Florvil Sony, a 15-year-old boy who lives with his parents and two...
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Farmers’ fear of cholera threatens rice harvest in Haiti – UN agency

December 30, 2010
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Farmers’ fear of cholera threatens rice harvest in Haiti – UN agency

29 December 2010 – Farmers in north-western Haiti are likely to lose a significant portion of their rice harvest due to reluctance to work in paddy fields they fear are contaminated by the cholera-causing bacteria, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, adding that it is helping to carry out a...
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Bill Clinton: Haiti ‘s inefficient Colonial Overlord

December 16, 2010
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Bill Clinton: Haiti ‘s inefficient Colonial Overlord

by Ashley Smith / August 5th, 2010 Amid the hoopla over Chelsea Clinton’s wedding at a posh estate north of New York City, there were plenty of toasts in the media to Bill Clinton and the good works he’s performed since leaving the White House. In particular, Clinton’s role in working with Haiti, both...
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Plastic Tub May Hold Clean Water Answers For Haiti

November 24, 2010
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Plastic Tub May Hold Clean Water Answers For Haiti

COLUMBIA – A plastic tub filled with sand might be the answer to Haiti’s need for clean water, a Mid-Missouri missionary told KOMU 8 News Today on Wednesday. Jeff Baker spent 10 days in Haiti following the earthquake last year, where he was introduced to the Biosand water filtration device — essentially a trash-can...
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Interview: Haitian presidential candidate Michel Martelly challenges political elite-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

November 20, 2010
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Interview: Haitian presidential candidate Michel Martelly challenges political elite-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Christian Science Monitor By Gary G. Yerkey, Correspondent / November 19, 2010 With the cholera death toll climbing to more than 1,100 and 1.3 million people still living in displacement camps, presidential candidate Michel ‘Sweet Micky’ Martelly is calling for a change in leadership. Pétionville, Haiti Amid a cholera epidemic that has claimed 1,100 lives...
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Food price fears as US warns on crop yields

November 9, 2010
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Food price fears as US warns on crop yields

By Gregory Meyer in New York, Jack Farchy in London and Javier Blas in Geneva Published: November 9 2010 17:00 The spectre of inflation loomed over agricultural markets after the US slashed key crop forecasts and warned of shortfalls in grains. The agriculture department on Tuesday cut estimates of US corn yields for a...
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Haitian agriculture pays high price for sins against the soil

October 16, 2010
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Haitian agriculture pays high price for sins against the soil

“There’s no evidence that there was ever any concern for (soil) conservation.” Kenneth Kidd Feature Writer 2010/10/15 It may have been good for my farmers in Arkansas, but it has not worked. It was a mistake…. I have to live every day with the consequences of the loss of capacity to produce a rice...
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Soaring prices threaten new food crisis

October 10, 2010
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Soaring prices threaten new food crisis

FINANCIAL TIMES – By Gregory Meyer in New York and Javier Blas in London Published: October 8 2010 18:32 | Last updated: October 8 2010 22:06 Fears of a global food crisis swept the world’s commodity markets as prices for staples such as corn, rice and wheat spiralled after the US government warned of...
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Agriculture crucial for Haiti-Oxfam urges aid be earmarked for it-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 9, 2010
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Agriculture crucial for Haiti-Oxfam urges aid be earmarked for it-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By RENE BRUEMMER, The Gazette October 9, 2010 More than half of Haiti’s population live in rural areas and derive their incomes, sparse but life-sustaining, from farming. Yet between 2000 and 2005, only four per cent of the government budget was earmarked for agricultural development, and only 2.5 per cent of foreign aid was...
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Oil Developers Want Ownership of the Island of La Gonave: Is Haiti FOR SALE??

September 26, 2010
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Oil Developers Want Ownership of the Island of La Gonave: Is Haiti FOR SALE??

A summary of the “La Gonave Master Plan”: The developer, Global Renewable Energy, claims to be focused on “alternative energy projects,” and has already pitched the plan to “buy” the island of La Gonave to the Haitian government, yet a public disclosure of the status of any agreements is unknown outside of the principles...
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Haiti’s colonial overlord

August 5, 2010
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Haiti’s colonial overlord

Ashley Smith analyzes the role of Bill Clinton’s Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission and other institutions that claim to look out for the interests of Haiti’s poor. AMID THE hoopla over Chelsea Clinton’s wedding at a posh estate north of New York City, there were plenty of toasts in the media to Bill Clinton and...
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GMO Seed Refused in Haiti

June 25, 2010
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GMO Seed Refused in Haiti

While researching on the GMO Alfalfa Story, I found this story which is a little old, but still relevant. It goes like this: GMO Giant Monsanto offered to send 60,000 sacks (475 Tons) of seed to Haiti to help restore their farming practices; but Haiti is refusing the deal. Instead, they are choosing to...
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The Right to Choose – For Farmers in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 12, 2010
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The Right to Choose – For Farmers in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The Monsanto Company is learning a valuable lesson in Haiti: no good deed goes unpunished at the hands of radical anti-corporate elements of Western society. Like so many other concerned citizens, Monsanto responded to the tragic January 12 earthquake that further devastated this impoverished country. It worked for months with Haiti’s Agricultural Ministry to...
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One set of food staples finally cleared in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 10, 2010
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One set of food staples finally cleared in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

After languishing in the Port-au-Prince port for more than a month, the first shipping container filled with Buckets of Hope was released by the Haitian government June 2. The container, owned by the Florida Baptist Convention, carried buckets of various necessities donated by Southern Baptists across the country. Alabama Baptists contributed approximately 8,300 of...
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Seed Donation to Haiti

June 6, 2010
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Seed Donation to Haiti

June 4, 2010 By G. Young Our statement on the protests in Haiti. On May 13, Monsanto announced a donation of conventional corn and vegetable seeds to farmers in Haiti, to help increase food production and aid long-term earthquake recovery. A small group, utilizing online media, protested. At first they claimed Monsanto was donating...
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Can farming save Haiti? Added COMMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 5, 2010
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Can farming save Haiti? Added COMMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By RENE BRUEMMER, The GazetteJune 5, 2010 8:41 AM Agricultural officials and aid workers worry that while global efforts to help earthquake victims in Haiti are hitting their stride, the ripple effect in the countryside threatens to stymie home farming and worsen conditions in areas where most people already scrape by on less than...
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Monsanto’s Deadly Gift for Earthquake-Stricken Haiti…

June 3, 2010
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Monsanto’s Deadly Gift for Earthquake-Stricken Haiti…

The earthquake that hit Haiti in January is proving to be a lucky business break for Monsanto. They are offering Haiti’s farmers a deadly gift — 475 metric tons of genetically-modified (GM) seeds, plus associated fertilizer and pesticides . These GM seeds have been declared dangerous by many countries. According to Global Research: “Soon...
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Monsanto’s 475-ton seed donation challenged by Haitian peasants-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 2, 2010
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Monsanto’s 475-ton seed donation challenged by Haitian peasants-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON – Advocates for Haitian peasants said a U.S.-based company’s donation of up to 475 tons of hybrid vegetable seeds to aid Haitian farmers will harm the island-nation’s agriculture. The advocates contend the donation is being made in an effort to shift farmer dependence from local seed to...
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Monsanto’s Poison Pills for Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

May 24, 2010
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Monsanto’s Poison Pills for Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Monsanto, Haiti’s “New Earthquake” “A new earthquake” is what Haitian peasant farmer leader Chavannes Jean-Baptiste of the Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) called the news that Monsanto will be dumping 60,000 seed sacks (475 tons) of hybrid corn seeds and vegetable seeds on Haiti, seeds doused with highly toxic fungicides such as thiram, known...
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