Argentina: The Country That Monsanto Poisened

jantango

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Why Bayer's massive deal to buy Monsanto is so worrisome

http://www.vox.com/2016/9/14/12916344/monsanto-bayer-merger
 

Noesdeayer

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Key in this topic is the fact that,"Argentina doesn't apply national standards for farm chemicals leaving this to the provinces resulting in a hodgepodge of widely ignored regulations that leave people dangerously exposed"
This is exactly what happened in the Chaco Several years ago I was working with an Argentine civil rights lawyer who was defending a pilot who had been employed for spraying pesticides there .He was told to mix the Monsanto product with another poision and sprayed where told.As a result he became seriously ill and had to come to BA for treatment in a state hospital.
This type of non-application or ignoring standards and enforcement is known as "Obedezco pero no cumplo" -I obey but I do not comply or enforce" and was rampant in Argentina's northern provinces for decades.
Kristina's gov't was well aware of this situation and,in my view, did not crack down on it because Monsanto was a huge source of tax income for her"model".
I repeat that it is very strange that there has been no other similiar catastrophic situation reported from other countries in the region where the same product is extensively used.not in Brazil,Paraguay or Uruguay.Only Argentina has had this horror story.Why? Total non-compliance with standards.
 

RodalfoWalsh

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South America has been the filthy experimenting place for big corporations since ever. Nobody came to South America for the well being of South America.
Nobody goes anywhere for the well being of the destination. They go for personal well being. It would require a Donald Trump sized ego to think that your mere presence is a philanthropic gesture.
 

jantango

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The Monsanto Tribunal at The Hague - Oct 14-16, 2016

https://foodrevolution.org/blog/food-and-health/monsanto-tribunal/
 

steveinbsas

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Nobody goes anywhere for the well being of the destination...It would require a Donald Trump sized ego to think that your mere presence is a philanthropic gesture.
But isn't that what (at least some of) the perma-tourists (still) believe?

"Visa, I don't need no stinkin' visa! I got money to spend, so just be grateful!"

PS: Don't forget how much the Clinton's did for Hati. http://www.nytimes.c...nton-haiti.html

PS2: Note the source of the link: NYT (Not Your Typical source of Republican Propaganda).
 

jantango

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March against Monsanto and the seed law (on the 25th each month)

Tuesday, Oct 25 5PM at Congress

https://www.facebook.com/Todos-los-25-hasta-que-se-vaya-Monsanto-709720865724834/
where you can indicate your interest in attending.
 

jantango

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What to Do About GMOs in the Trump Era

https://foodrevolution.org/blog/food-politics/gmos-trump-take-action/?utm_campaign=frn16&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email-automated&utm_content=2340&utm_term=existing-email-list&email=jantango%40gmail.com&firstname=Janis&lastname=
 
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