THE DEBATE OVER FOOD AID AND GMOS IN LATIN AMERICA . Elizabeth Bravo Acción Ecológica. INTRODUCTION.
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The Andean Region, Central America, the South Saharan African Nations, and the occupied countries as Iraq and Afghanistan will be forced to receive these foods and include them in programs addressed to their countries
In this geopolitical scenario, President Lula da Silva played a key role: by legalizing the year 2003 and 2004 GE harvests. The Brazilian downfall in the GMO market also meant the Paraguayan and Bolivian decline, since their markets being tied up to the Brazilian
This turns out to be ironic, because as long as the WTO and other Free Trade Treaties force us to unprotect our local production, these very institutions force us to accept subsidized foods, as aids or at under production costs prices
In the bilateral Free Trade Agreements that the U.S. has signed with some countries, specially in Latin America, a clause is included by which these countries must accept Food Aid from the United States
The Agriculture Department of the United States is exporting thousands of tons of Genetically Modified Corn and Soybean to the Third World, through Food Aid programs, transferring the risk that U.S. producers face due to consumer’s rejection to GE food, to the planet´s poorest population
Food aid is complemented with other programs such as the FMDP
The program support foreign partners to improving their capacity of processing U.S. products, in order to identify new markets. This year, the first beneficiary will be the American Association of Soybean Producers, which will receive a fund of over $ 7 million only in this program
In Latin America, Free Trade Agreements with the U.S. are becoming very important. Signatory countries will have to follow the U.S. policy in international trade of GMOs, for seeds and foods and other products derived from Genetically Modified Organisms.
They are children, pregnant or breast-feeding women, in some cases HIV positive patients, with shocking malnutrition levels, and a very fragile and delicate immune system, living under stressful situations due to war, or surviving natural disasters
The only way to avoid that the most vulnerable populations of the world´s most impoverished countries, become an open market for the undesirable products of the bio-tech industry, is to oppose Genetically Modified Crops all over the world