Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Uncensored: Raytheon missiles and Navajo corn

By Brenda Norrell

Here's the latest on the Raytheon missiles factory located on the Navajo Nation's commercial farm, where they grow potatoes, corn and other crops.
It was the subject of one of my last articles, censored by Indian Country Today, before I was terminated in September of 2006.
At the time, the Navajo farm, Navajo Agricultural Products Industries on tribal land near Farmington, N.M., was cutting a deal with Cuba to market its food crops.
The following article is just more cheerleading, without examining whether Raytheon is harming the land or environment in any way. It does show all the perks for Raytheon.
Another issue is that NAPI uses genetically-modified seeds, according to NAPI.
Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi, who was cheerleading this Raytheon expansion, has since been under federal probe and announced he will not seek reelection.

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