Argentina Protests Monsanto Toxicity and GMO Plant | News | teleSUR English
Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in Argentina to protest Monsanto following news of an impending eviction at a key resistance camp blocking a huge Monsanto GMO seed plant in the agricultural province of Cordoba.
Protests in Buenos Aires and other major cities on Friday slammed Monsanto over the dangers of widespread use of toxic agrochemicals on large-scale export crops like GMO soy and corn that cover large swathes of agricultural areas, shouting slogans like “Monsanto, get out!”
Argentina is the world’s largest soybean producer, and Monsanto sees the country as a target for future growth.
According to activists, the province of Cordoba where Monsanto wants to build the GMO plant is suffering an “environmental emergency.”
The movement against Monsanto, agrochemicals, and GMOs in Argentina is part of a larger mobilization of social organizations and researchers across Latin America that have also spoken out against Monsanto products in pursuit of wider ban of the biotechnology company in the region.
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