Sunú
Mexican Maize Farmers

Sunú - Mexican Maize Farmers
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Irene

GM corn can crossover and contaminate ancient corn varieties; the result is a deformed hybrid which does not produce corn ears. It is devastating to see what Monsanto is trying to do to rural Mexico, the birthplace of corn, and to hear from bureaucrats for whom people are numbers and yield. ...Read more

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Dylan

I had the opportunity to see "Sunu" at San Francisco's Mexican Museum, and it is a wonderful portrait of the challenges faced by corn farmers in Mexico, from small dry-farmed plots to large industrial operations. They speak of the pride of their place in history and joy in their lives, the ...Read more

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