Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Thanks For Report on Genetically Modified Seeds

June 15, 2007

Dear Nica Times:

I am a U.S. citizen with a Nicaraguan mother.

Two years ago you reported on an issue I found interesting. It was about Nica campesinos protesting that they had traded organic seeds for genetically modified seeds that did not reproduce (“Campesinos Unite against Globalization;” NT, April 29, 2005).

I wanted to read it again, because I just came back from Hawaii and there is a problem here in the United States with honeybee colonies dying off.

In a letter to the Honolulu Advertiser two weeks ago, a man suggested the problem there was possibly due to genetically modified seeds, which he thinks are causing the bees to die.

This has become a global issue and the campesinos in Nicaragua recognized a problem with these seeds two years ago.

They are so close to the land that I believe there is a connection.

I like your reporting style and appreciate your concern for all the Nicas, especially the poor and disadvantaged. I would also like to encourage you to follow-up on the pedophile issue in Granada (NT, June 16, 2006). Thank you.

Sabrina Barden

Jensen Beach, Florida, USA

 

You may be interested

Special fall prices on All-on-Four dental implants in Costa Rica
Dental Tourism
2539 views
Dental Tourism
2539 views

Special fall prices on All-on-Four dental implants in Costa Rica

James Madigan / Costa Rica Dental Guide - October 1, 2020

Dental patients from the USA and Canada are finally arriving back in Costa Rica after almost seven long months of…

U.S. State Department drops ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory for Guatemala & Nicaragua, but not Costa Rica
Costa Rica
1622 views
Costa Rica
1622 views

U.S. State Department drops ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory for Guatemala & Nicaragua, but not Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 1, 2020

The United States this week lifted a warning to its citizens to avoid all travel to Nicaragua and Guatemala, but…

Costa Rica closes embassy in Venezuela as cost-cutting measure
Costa Rica
1631 views
Costa Rica
1631 views

Costa Rica closes embassy in Venezuela as cost-cutting measure

AFP - October 1, 2020

Costa Rica on Wednesday announced the closure of the country's embassy and consulate general in Caracas, effective Thursday, as part…