Cordoba, Argentina: convictions for pesticide poisoning in neighborhood

Posted on March 14, 2013 • Filed under: Agriculture, Argentina, Enviromental Issues

(Cordoba, Argentina) reported that For twelve years the citizens of a small neighborhood outside Cordoba have been dealing with disease, cancer, pain, and death in abnormally large quantities. The primary cause has been known for quite some time to be due to the application of the pesticides glyphosate and endosulfan to nearby GMO soy fields, but due to legal circumstances the citizens have been unable to do anything about it until now. As things continued to worsen, the charges brought against the two farmers and their pilot (producer Edgardo Parra and pilot Pancello, producer Jorge Alberto Gabrielli was acquitted) were finally given recognition after there were a recorded 169 cases of cancer including 30 deaths due to the contamination. Read Article

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