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Insights Fall 2016: Creole Seeds, School Lunches and A Farmers Market

The MCP’s Creole Seeds Project seeks to rescue, reproduce and distribute heirloom (aka Creole) bean, corn and rice seeds that have been locally cultivated by generations of farmers for resiliency, adaptability, taste and appearance. This provides an alternative to GMO seeds aggressively marketed by international agribusiness. MCP families produce over 270 tons of certified non-GMO seeds every year, and MCP sells the seeds to a government program called the Food Acquisition Program, which then works with MCP to distribute the seeds to peasant farmers.

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