In solidarity, #ItAintOverI522

As we await the final count from Washington states GMO labeling prop I-522, I feel it timely to repost my article from early this year,  “From Agent Orange to GMO’s in Vietnam.” The politics of GMO’s/GE’s  have local and global implications that are grossly imbedded in deep pockets and an imbalance of social power. In solidarity of labeling, seed freedom and biodiversity. -Alison  

From Agent Orange to GMO’s in Vietnam. By Alison Caldwell, MA. 2013.

Upon exiting the Agent Orange exhibit at the  War Remnant Museum in Ho Chi Mihn City, stop, exhale and take a deep breath of fresh air to leverage the unease in your stomach. Proceed 600 meters down the street past the farmer in the bamboo hat selling her mangostenes and sugar cane, make a quick right, then left turn, and find yourself at the doorstep of the American chemical and seed giant, Monsanto, at 72-74 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in the trendy 3rd quarter. If this doesn’t strike your core as odd, then perhaps the fact that both Monsanto and Dow Chemical (original producers of Agent Orange) are open for agribusiness in Vietnam should.  READ MORE…

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