Guatemala farmers rally against US trade deal

Farmers fear free trade agreement will force them to buy seeds from multinationals and lead them into poverty.

    Farmers in Guatemala are protesting against a new law, which they day will force them to buy seeds of multinational companies and force them into poverty.

    The law, which is a requirement of a trade agreement between the US and several Central American countries, will allow companies to create and patent new varities of Guatemalan plants.

    Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from Guatemala City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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