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PressTV: Argentina activists rally against US Monsanto expansion in Latin America

Posted: January 31st, 2013 | Filed under: Press, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |


Argentinians have said no to what they call Monsanto´s “deathly” business in Latin America.

In Buenos Aires, the action group “Millions against Monsanto” has led a protest at the House of Cordoba, a province located in the center of Argentina where the US multinational company is developing its biggest regional factory.

According to activists, the construction of the facility has been approved by provincial authorities but no official report on environmental damages has yet been conducted.

Political complicity, leaders of the protest said, is fostering the expansion of Monsanto´s “chain of profit and death”: Monsanto sells seeds that are resistant to its own glyphosate-based Roundup, a key herbicide used in Argentina´s “green gold” soybean industry.

In the meantime, thousands of farmers are exposed to serious health risks -cancer, birth defects, intestinal, heart and neuronal conditions- as a recent investigation by the University of Buenos Aires shows.

But Argentina is only one link of Monsanto´s billionaire expansion in Latin America.

In Paraguay, for instance, demonstrators denounced that the biotech company has managed to introduce its transgenic soy thanks to economic lobbies linked to the impeachment of President Fernando Lugo last year. They called it the “agribusiness coup”.

Monsanto has reported to have nearly tripled its profits in the first fiscal quarter of 2013 as its regional sales boom and governments allow the US-based firm to spread.

Meanwhile, on the margins of the anti-Monsanto demonstration, Argentine left-wing opposition lawmakers held a political meeting to condemn the corporate power of agribusiness and the increasing control of food sovereignty by transnational companies.


Source: Press TV Youtube Channel & Press TV website

[INCIDENT REPORT] Fotos de la Marcha en Buenos Aires Argentina

Posted: January 30th, 2013 | Filed under: Incident Reports, Photos | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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On January 29, Argentina saw two large demonstrations against Monsanto. This set of photos from Millones Contra Monsanto shows the demonstration in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


El 29 de enero, la Argentina vio a dos grandes manifestaciones en contra de Monsanto. Este conjunto de fotos de Millones Contra Monsanto muestra la manifestación en Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Source: Millones Contra Monsanto

[INCIDENT REPORT] Fotos de la Marcha en Malvinas Argentinas

Posted: January 30th, 2013 | Filed under: Incident Reports, Photos | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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On January 29, Argentina saw two large demonstrations against Monsanto. This set of photos from Millones Contra Monsanto shows the demonstration in the Malvinas suburb of Cordoba, Argentina.


El 29 de enero, la Argentina vio a dos grandes manifestaciones en contra de Monsanto. Este conjunto de fotos de Millones Contra Monsanto muestra la manifestación en el barrio Malvinas de Córdoba, Argentina.

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Source: Millones Contra Monsanto

Mega Evento – “FUERA MONSANTO” – Domingo, 2 de Diciembre, Argentina

Posted: November 26th, 2012 | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |
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MEGAEVENTO “FUERA MONSANTO”

Otra vez nos juntamos en la Plaza San Martín, Barrio de Retiro, Cuidad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (Frente a las oficinas de Monsanto), como fue el 17/9.

Habrá música, feria, comida, libros, charlas, murales, fotos, proyecciones y lo que quieras sumar…
Esta vez no nos podrán ignorar, seremos MILLONES CONTRA MONSANTO diciendo que:

QUEREMOS SEMILLAS LIBRES

DECIMOS NO A LA LEY MONSANTO

DECIMOS NO A LOS TRASNGÉNICOS

DECIMOS NO A LOS AGROTÓXICOS

DECIMOS SI A LA VIDA!!!

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+ Evento en Buenos Aires

+ Evento en Rosario

+ Evento en Tucumán


Source: Millones contra Monsanto

Día Mundial contra Monsanto – Occupy Monsanto – 17/9/2012 – Bs As Argentina

Posted: November 24th, 2012 | Filed under: Incident Reports, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

[2012-09-17] CARTA ABIERTA A UNA MULTINACIONAL (An Open Letter to a Multinational)

Fecha: 17 de Septiembre de 2012
Lugar: Oficinas de Monsanto. Plaza San Martín, Retiro, Capital Federal; Argentina
Camaras

by DE NADA SIRVE
Domingos 20hs a 22hs en FM Libre 99,3Mhz
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www.denadasirve.com
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Growing Doubt – A film about the impact of genetically engineered herbicide tolerant crops in Argentina and the US

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 | Filed under: Genetic Crimes, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

26 genetically engineered crops are currently being considered for approval in the European Union. 19 out of these 26 are genetically engineered to be tolerant to herbicides.

Renowned agricultural economist Dr. Charles Benbrook was commissioned by Greenpeace to make the first ever forecast of how Europe would be impacted by authorising the cultivation of genetically engineered herbicide tolerant corn, soy and sugar beet.

Greenpeace has also travelled through Argentina and USA to speak to farmers and their communities about how herbicide tolerant crop monocultures have affected their economy, environment and community. These first person accounts formed the basis for the documentary Growing Doubt (the film above).

Witness accounts from Argentina and USA and Dr. Benbrook’s forecast report present a grim view of a future Europe: the over-reliance on herbicide-tolerant crops in the U.S. has triggered the emergence and rapid spread of nearly two dozen glyphosate-resistant weeds, driving up farm production costs, as well as the volume and toxicity of herbicides needed to prevent major yield loss. Europe will face a similar reality by 2025, should
herbicide tolerant genetically engineered crops be authorised for cultivation.

Greenpeace is facilitating an 18 day tour of Europe with public screenings of Growing Doubt showing the reality in Argentina and USA, followed by Dr. Charles Benbrook presenting his study which you can view here.

These public meetings offer European farmers, politicians, media and civil society a chance to hear directly from Dr. Benbrook, as well as Wes Shoemyer and Wendel Lutz – two American farmers featured in the film, who have personally experienced the agricultural and social catastrophe caused by herbicide tolerant crops. Together, they have joined Greenpeace in Europe to warn European farmers against following the American example.

Greenpeace demands:

• As herbicide-tolerant GE crops lead to an increase in herbicide usage, that no herbicide tolerant GE crops should be authorised for cultivation in Europe.

• As part of the implementation of the 2008 Council Conclusions, that the European Commission should substantially strengthen the EU risk assessment procedure for GE crops by carrying out a thorough evaluation of the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of HTGE crops.


Source: GrowingDoubt.org

INCIDENT REPORT: Photos from the #S17 demonstration in Mar del Plata, Argentina

Posted: October 8th, 2012 | Filed under: Incident Reports, Photos | Tags: , , , , , |

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In conjunction with numerous demonstrations throughout Argentina, on September 17 food activists in Mar del Plata, Argentina staged a demonstration against Monsanto.
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