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On Wednesday, January 23rd, regional leaders from a nation-wide peasant organization converged on the Angel of Independence Monument in Mexico City. They were there to begin a sit-in and hunger strike to protest two industrial corn plantation projects that have been proposed by U.S. based multinational agribusiness corporations Monsanto and Pioneer.
The companies have asked the Mexican government to issue permits allowing the planting of genetically modified (GMO) corn crops on at least one million hectares of land in the states of Sinaloa and Tamaulipas.
Read the full article here: Sit-in and Hunger-Strike in Mexico City Against GMO Corn Plantations