Farmer Cooperatives, Not Monsanto, Supply El Salvador With Seeds

Weller, Nathan

Publisher:  truthout
Date Written:  03/03/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX17291

In the face of overwhelming competition skewed by the rules of free trade, farmers in El Salvador have managed to beat the agricultural giants like Monsanto and Dupont to supply local corn seed to thousands of family farmers. Local seed has consistently outperformed the transnational product, and farmers helped develop El Salvador’s own domestic seed supply–all while outsmarting the heavy hand of free trade.

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