09 Nov '11, 4am

Argentine Doctors: Pesticides Used on GMOs Are "Real Chemical Weapons"

"[T]ogether with the increase in cancer and birth defect cases ... the use of pesticides also increased exponentially since the introduction of transgenic crops. This type of crop requires the use of more and more pesticides. ... Each year the amount of Glyphosate [Monsanto's RoundUp] per hectare repeatedly sprayed on the same plot of land has increased. This is probably because weeds have become resistant. ... "These poisonous substances are sprayed over extensive territories. "Transgenic crops subject to systematic sprayings cover 22 million hectares. ... Twelve million Argentineans are directly sprayed. This means that a sufficient amount of those 300 million liters of agrotoxics are sprayed on houses, schools, parks, water sources, sports fields, and work areas. In other words, on their lives. This population is treated by physicians working in the crop-sprayed towns, ...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_24286.cfm

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