Costa Rica is voting county by county to allow transgenic products to be grown here or to go GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) FREE. One of our friends is setting up seed banks throughout Latin America and together we put on a 3 day Seed Festival here in Atenas. If the big companies (Monsanto) get their way, there will be no traditional seeds for many of the crops we eat, only their seeds which you will have to buy every year. They say they are doing it to save the world from itself….but as usual, it is another lie. Children in the schools made “seed art” which we displayed in the park and we also had films, live music and traditional dancers. Atenas voted to be GMO FREE, as did most of the country…still a few more to vote.
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