01 Dec '11, 6pm

Monsanto to Stand Trial for Child's Death and Effects of Controversial Weed Killer

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page and our Millions Against Monsanto page . It has been almost nine years since the death of the Paraguayan child Silvino Talavera, and Monsanto Company has yet to acknowledge that it has anything to do with it. Eleven-year old Silvino was on the way home on January 2, 2003, passing next to fields growing glyphosate resistant soybeans. He had meat and noodles that his mother asked him to buy for lunch. Suddenly, he was enveloped in a cloud of the toxic herbicide Round-up (glyphosate), being sprayed on the genetically-modified crops from a tractor. After they ate the meat and noodles, all the family fell ill with nausea and stomach ache, and his younger sister was taken to a hospital. A few days later, a cocktail of pesticides containing glyphosate was again sprayed 15 meters away from Silvi...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_24415.cfm

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