be careful farmers!!!!
we dont want Monsanto
based in St. Louis, Mo., is a leading supplier of seeds for genetically engineered crops to farmers in the United States and around the world, and a frequent target of protests against GMOs. The company has clearly stated why it is opposed to labeling, saying mandatory labeling “could imply that food products containing these ingredients are somehow inferior to their conventional or organic counterparts.”
About 90% of the corn, cotton, soybeans and sugar beets grown in the United States are genetically engineered, according to BIO, the trade group representing Monsanto, Bayer, Dow, DuPont and other giant firms that dominate the industry.
Monsanto looking for new market?
YANGON—The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is planning to open a liaison office to provide five years of technical aid for rural development, according to country director Ei Thandar Kyaw from Winrock International.
At present, Winrock International is receiving assistance from USAID to implement a farmer-to-farmer programme that provides technical aid for the agricultural sector as well as for livestock and fisheries.
“We will provide technical aid for rural development for five years,” the country director said.
USAID is satisfied with Winrock International’s work and decided to extend the programme to five years after the one-year trial period for the programme expires.
“We have much support from USAID to develop the fisheries sector. They are helping us with technical aid,” said Win Kyaing, general secretary of the Myanmar Fisheries Federation.
Than Hla, an executive advisor to the Myanmar Livestock Federation, said the appointment of a country director will improve the programme’s speed and effectiveness.