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Experts call Latin America ‘the world’s scrapyard for pesticides

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on January 5, 2017 - 4:47pm

Although agrochemical products, pesticides and genetically modified crops are today part of everyday life for those who live in the countryside, they are relatively new in Argentina. Very few people, apart from enviromental activists, question their use. Yet the consequences — in both the short and the long term — of their impact on the health of those living near lands fumigated daily, with products that are forbidden in many countries around the world, are already beginning to emerge.

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