31 Oct '13, 1pm

Monsanto Pesticides Are Making Argentinian Kids Very Sick

Monsanto Pesticides Are Making Argentinian Kids Very Sick

Farmers in Argentina have been using Monsanto ‘s genetically engineered soybean seeds and pesticides since the 1990s. They’ve increased crop yields so much that Argentina is now the third largest soy producer in the world and the country’s farmers are convinced that GMOs and pesticides like Monsanto’s glyphosate are the key to their economic stability and to future food security . But high crop yields have come at a price. A report from the Associated Press has found that Monsanto’s pesticides, and glyphosate in particular, are causing birth defects and cancer among Argentinians. The Gatica family, who live only fifty meters away from fields planted with genetically modified soy, has had one young child fall mysteriously ill and a baby die after three days from kidney failure. After this tragedy, Sofía Gatica started asking other residents of Ituzaingó, a Córdoba suburb, i...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/monsanto-pesticides-are-makin...

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