Monsanto paid $5,000 as a “Bronze Sponsor” of the upcoming Somos El Futuro conference in San Juan. There is a problem with this.
Over the past ten years, Monsanto and its Dupont Pioneer partner have received $477.5 million in tax breaks and 238 million free gallons of water, from the government of Puerto Rico.
In fact, Puerto Rico has treated Monsanto very well.
In 2013, the company was inducted into the “Puerto Rico Agricultural Hall of Fame,” even though Monsanto has used Puerto Rico for the past 30 years, as an experimental location for development of genetically modified crops.
THE DARK SIDE OF MONSANTO
Recently, the relationship between Monsanto and Dupont Pioneer has undergone severe criticism…as well as their plan to build a “seed monopoly market” of genetically modified seeds and herbicides throughout the entire island.
In addition to producing glyphosate, “Roundup Ready” herbicide, and Roundup Ready seeds, Monsanto is also linked the development and use of NALED.
NALED is now produced by Valent USA, which has a global collaboration agreement with Monsanto.
All of this begs the question: with such a negative history in Puerto Rico, why would the Somos El Futuro conference invite Monsanto as one of its corporate sponsors?
For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…
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