Haiti - Protesters demonstrating against a more than 40% rise in food prices exposed U.S. Ambassador White to violent unrest

From: Albert Gomez
Subject: Re: Haiti - Protesters demonstrating against a more than 40% rise in food prices exposed U.S. Ambassador White to violent unrest
Date: October 9, 2012 8:08:48 AM EDT
To: michael mcdonald , Patrice Talleyrand
Cc: Susan Steinhauser , Jimmy Levi , Sabina Carlson , robey Robillard
Reply-To: Albert Gomez

Alt.crops. Develop self-sustaining agricultural forestry campaigns in estate format. Apply new international traceability standards to allow for int'l validation of crops. Set crop mix on harvest rates and times, supplement imports with low cost seed crop like tropical vegetables and bring in maya nut to be processed in the short term. Grow vegetables in country to offset import demand of processed foods that contain corn, sugar or rice. Also implement an aggressive aquaponics campaign to offset protein demand. The vegetable crop also acts as a bridge crop until higher level crop like the maya nut are ready to harvest. In the short term, import maya nut seed for planting and higher level processing in country to avoid import tariffs. Create a market for maya nut products locally with Domestic food processing partners, so when trees begin to seed locally, people will be able to understand the processed options themselves and migrate to a self sustaining food supply, while generating their own a micro-enterprise.

Best,
Albert

From: michael mcdonald
Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2012 07:42:43 -0400
To: Patrice Talleyrand
Cc: Albert Gomez; Susan Steinhauser; Jimmy Levi; Sabina Carlson; robey Robillard
Subject: Haiti - Protesters demonstrating against a more than 40% rise in food prices exposed U.S. Ambassador White to violent unrest

Patrice and colleagues,

FYI. Any thoughts?

Mike

Evidence from just off our shores that the increasing food prices are in fact causing dangerous food riots.

Fwd: Haiti - Protesters demonstrating against a more than 40% rise in food prices exposed U.S. Ambassador White to violent unrest

FYI - Embassy Row: Unrest in Haiti

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/7/embassy-row-unrest-in-haiti/

U.S. Ambassador Pamela White was personally exposed to the violent unrest that has swept Haiti for months when she accompanied President Michel Martelly to a coastal town to dedicate a new road financed by U.S. aid funds.

National police fired tear gas and used billy clubs to break up a group of angry demonstrators who tried to stop Mrs. White and Mr. Martelly from attending the ceremony in Petit-Goave, about 43 miles southwest of the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Police injured several protesters, and one 80-year-old woman died from asphyxiation from the tear gas, according to a Haitian news report.

Mr. Martelly later criticized protesters demonstrating a more than 40 percent rise in food prices and spikes in inflation . . . . . . .

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