19 Aug '12, 2am

Activists in Argentina Expect Landmark Ruling against Monsanto's Roudup Herbicide

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page , Millions Against Monsanto page , and our Health Issues page . BUENOS AIRES - After more than a decade of campaigning against toxic agrochemicals, a group of women from a poor neighborhood in the northern Argentine city of Cordoba have brought large-scale soybean growers to trial for the health damages caused by spraying. The trial began in June, and the sentence is to be handed down on Aug. 21. In the dock are two soybean producers, Francisco Parra and Jorge Gabrielli, and the pilot of a spray plane, Edgardo Pancello. The prosecutors are seeking four years of prison for Parra and three years for Pancillo. But the prosecutor's office has not filed charges against Gabrielli, due to the lack of clear evidence of his responsibility, and he is expected to be acquitted. The court must decide...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_26094.cfm

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