U.S. Government Ties El Salvador USD 277 M Aid Package to Monsanto’s GMO Seeds

Posted on Jun 8 2014 - 4:37pm by Sustainable Pulse

The President of the El Salvadoran Center for Appropriate Technologies (CESTA), Ricardo Navarro, has demanded that the U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, Mari Carmen Aponte, stops pressurizing the Government of El Salvador to buy Monsanto’s GM seeds rather than non-GMO seeds from domestic suppliers.

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“I would like to tell the U.S. Ambassador to stop pressuring the Government (of El Salvador) to buy ‘improved’ GM seeds,” said Navarro, which is only of benefit to U.S. multinationals and is to the detriment of local seed production, Verdad Digital reported last week.

In recent weeks, the U.S. has been pushing the El Salvadoran Government to sign the second Millennium Challenge Compact. One of the main conditions on the agreement is allegedly for the purchasing of GM seeds from Monsanto.

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At the end of 2013 it was announced that without ‘specific’ economic and environmental policy reforms, the U.S. government would not provide El Salvador with $277 million in aid money through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. foreign aid agency that was created by the U.S. Congress in January 2004. According to the MCC they “have changed the conversation on how best to deliver ‘smart’ U.S. foreign assistance by focusing on ‘good’ policies.”

It is now clear that by ‘specific reforms’ the MCC means reforms that allow GM crops and their associated pesticides to be forced on El Salvador’s Government and citizens.

Is it a coincidence that the MCC delayed its initial agreed aid payments following the announcement by the El Salvador Government that they were banning the use of Glyphosate (Roundup) and 52 other dangerous chemicals in September 2013?

Glyphosate (Roundup) herbicide sales are the main money earner for the Biotech industry worldwide and the chemical is also the base of the whole system that allows GM Crops to be grown.

The El Salvadoran Government’s ban on Glyphosate came amidst a mysterious kidney disease that is killing thousands of the region’s agricultural laborers. Central America’s health ministries signed a declaration in March 2013 citing the ailment as a top public health priority and committing to a series of steps to combat its reach, the Center of Public Intergrity revealed.

Over the last two years, the Center for Public Integrity has examined how a rare type of chronic kidney disease (CKDu) is killing thousands of agricultural workers along Central America’s Pacific Coast, as well as in Sri Lanka and India. Scientists have yet to definitively uncover the cause of the malady, although emerging evidence points to toxic heavy metals contained in pesticides as a potential culprit.

Sri Lankan scientist Dr Jayasumana recently released a study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that proposes a link between Roundup (aka Glyphosate) and CKDu.

“There is a harmful corporation on the planet called Monsanto …  it is truly disturbing that the U.S. is trying to promote them …” concluded Navarro, who hopes that the Members of the El Salvadoran Legislative Assembly do not accept any manipulation by the U.S.

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  1. Janai Kealoha June 8, 2014 at 18:52 - Reply

    To all our friends in El Salvador!
    DON’T LET MONSANTO MANIPULATE YOUR GOVT OR PEOPLE…
    There business hurts children and kills your environment!
    Maui, Hawaii

  2. jimbo June 9, 2014 at 06:40 - Reply

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again-President Obama is the biggest POS ever to infest the White House. A sociopath who lies as easily as he draws a breath and nothing more than a soul less corporate puppet

    • snowcrash7 June 23, 2014 at 20:48 - Reply

      Agreed. BUT, name one prominent GOP politician who isn’t?
      That’s the problem, the corporations and neocons run BOTH parties.
      Or haven’t you figured that out yet?

  3. Lisa Bee June 9, 2014 at 17:13 - Reply

    Woo Hoo!!! Go El Salvador stand strong! Wonderful they actually care about their people unlike the scumbags in Washington here!!!

  4. Julie June 9, 2014 at 19:00 - Reply

    The American people should be ashamed at the lying piece of shit maggot that resides in the people’s White House !!!!!! So now they want to hold aid over a country until that said country agrees to kill their own people through the use of GMO’S ? There just enough words to describe the hatred I feel for that mother fawker.

  5. C.A. Freedman June 9, 2014 at 19:13 - Reply

    Jimbo remember this started under Bush’s rule. Our present President is carrying a heavy load as it is with keeping world peace. If he had the cooperation of the Republicans He might have gotten a lot more done. Such as the killng chemicals and GMS’s of Monsanto.

    • Peachtree Joe June 10, 2014 at 22:39 - Reply

      Some people never give up on a dream, even when the nightmarish reality stares them right in the face with an evil grin. Good luck with your alternate reality.

    • Fist de Yuma June 12, 2014 at 01:41 - Reply

      I think you are a victim a lie put out by Obama and Democrats. The Republicans were willing to work with Obama until he stabbed them in the back again and again. It become clear that working with Obama means giving him everything he wants while he trash you. There is a cure to this, read something other than press releases from the DNC and watch what Obama does instead of what he says.

  6. Kua June 10, 2014 at 00:58 - Reply

    A blatant illustration of the US-biotech business partnership, that’s THE US-BIOTECH BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP. Keep that in mind, it explains a LOT.
    For the US, the partnership is a means to buttress its imperialism through massive food dependency. (Fortunately for Russia, Putin seems to see through this.)

    For M, as a means to protect and expand their sterility-inducing fraud, relentlessly pushing it everywhere possible. Like rapists, who won’t understand “No”, they rape DNA and they’ll rape national sovereignty as a means if they can. The US can play both political thug and military thug for them (in case M’s own paramilitary squad can’t handle a ‘local situtaion’).

    Win/Win

    * As if that wasn’t known, even to the public, over 7 years ago from one of the first wicked leeks I took about punishing France for questioning and resisting GMOs, authored by a US Ambassador.
    Remember or never heard about it?

  7. Christian June 10, 2014 at 05:19 - Reply

    No, the biggest pos was George (the idiot) Bush.

  8. Paul June 10, 2014 at 20:12 - Reply

    Why the F#$& would the US Government be pressuring ANYONE to buy Monsanto seeds? What the F#$& is wrong with this country???

    • jack June 11, 2014 at 17:26 - Reply

      Its simple paul, follow the money. Monsanto makes LARGE donations to politicians. The politicians we elected are letting these donors/corporations kill people. That includes you and your family. Investigate who you vote for or you might just get what you voted for.

  9. Patrick Bork June 11, 2014 at 16:34 - Reply

    @jimbo:
    I agree completely about Obama – what a Trojan Horse he turned out to be, what a gift for Big Business Monopolies!

  10. Kuni June 12, 2014 at 00:52 - Reply

    If they are serious about having “a conversation on how best to deliver ‘smart’ U.S. foreign assistance by focusing on ‘good’ policies” then they need to pressure El Salvador into implementing a top marginal tax rate of 90% and a very high inheritance tax on El Salvador’s parasite class and pass very pro-labor union laws. I.e. the only “good policies” that created an American middle class and shared prosperity, before Ronald bin Reagan hijacked the economy, then crashed it into the middle class, which then led to the middle classes inevitable collapse.

  11. Californicus June 14, 2014 at 19:50 - Reply

    Blaming Obama for the evil that private companies do is like blaming the current pope for the inquisition . Blame the institution not the man. Corporate lobbyist run Washington DC, once a politician leaves D.C they run straight to corporate America for a job. Anyone blaming any one man or political party for the historical evils done in the name of freedom and democracy is delusional and in denial. We have to face the fact that capitalism the way it is practiced here in West and specifically in the U.S, is not conducive to life, plain and simple.

  12. CourageElSalvador! June 14, 2014 at 21:00 - Reply

    Vote Green in 2014.

    As a lifelong Dem who voted for the President twice, I am obliged to say that I have never been so disappointed in a politician in all of my life.

    I will not be voting for any Democrat in 2014. The political process is completely broken and the political theatre in Washington is a masquerade of two corrupt parties which are, in reality, all too similar.

  13. NotVoting4GMODemocrats June 14, 2014 at 21:07 - Reply

    Force feeding other countries our garbage technology? Not the country I once believed in.

    Our current “agricultural” model (with its herbicides, pesticides, and GMOs) is possibly the greatest technological failure in history.

  14. plainolamerican June 16, 2014 at 20:40 - Reply

    President Obama is the biggest POS ever to infest the White House

    right behind that zionist pos criminal Ronald ‘I Can’t Recall’ Reagan.

  15. Micahyah June 29, 2014 at 14:00 - Reply

    For then will be great tribulation, such as has not come to pass since the be ginning of the world to this time – no, nor ever will be. And unless those days were shortened, there would no flesh be saved; but for the elect’s sake, those days will be shortened. Mat. 24:21-22. Monsanto and the beastly system that promotes it will meet their end shortly.

  16. Bart Kaplan July 9, 2014 at 09:42 - Reply

    We know that Nazi chemical warfare strategies used against their enemies involved specific chemicals that could be used against the field crops of their enemies. They developed chemical warfare programs in three areas: to infect people,to spray and kill livestock , and to destroy field crops by aerial spraying.We know that Operation Paperclip brought thousands of Nazi chemists to Dow and Monsanto. Yet its broader than Monsanto. The big six chemical giants are modern elitist mechanisms of economic and political control that like central banking invades and destroys in stealth ways. There is class war continuing.The monopolies supply all but they hate the common people and are arrogantly poisoning them.

  17. Mandi July 13, 2014 at 18:36 - Reply

    I’m interested in any connection this has to the recent media buzz about immigration. I’ve read on other sites that M may have already started to contaminate South American crops, and that many farmers have to switch from growing food to growing other types of crops. I’m new in all this so I’m hoping I don’t sound completely silly. But to me it would make sense that they would have already snuck in there and started to force farmers to do what they want, eventually giving them no other choice but to plant their seeds. Does M have anything to do with growing violence in their country and the desperation of families to send their children across the American border?

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