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Argentina: Devastating consequences of GMO-based intensive ag on native amphibians

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on December 12, 2019 - 9:37am

Originally published: GMWatch.

Glyphosate exposures caused sublethal effects, reducing mobility in 79% of tadpoles According the study below, soybean production in South America now covers over 57 million ha, more than on any other continent. The consequences for amphibians have been devastating, as is clear from the study highlights and abstract.

Argentinian Federal Prosecutor Requests Ban on GMO Crops over Glyphosate Fears

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on December 28, 2016 - 1:39pm

Argentinian Federal Prosecutor Fabián Canda has officially filed a request to the Federal Administrative Court of Buenos Aires to prohibit the sale of GMO seeds that are designed to be grown with glyphosate herbicides (Roundup Ready), due to the probable harm to human and environmental health being caused by the weedkiller.

Argentinian Photographer Pablo Ernesto Piovano Awarded 2015 MRO Foundation Grant for Documentary Photography

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on August 7, 2015 - 7:47pm

NEW YORK, NY and ARLES, FRANCE--(Marketwired - Jul 16, 2015) - From an amazing array of portfolios documenting important issues, and in a showdown between classic black and white imagery and contemporary color medium, The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography and Film today a

Andres Carassco, Argentine Scientist Who Challenged Monsanto Dies: Discovered Monsanto's Weedkiller Roundup Damages Embryos

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on May 13, 2014 - 12:33pm

Dr. Andres Carrasco, an Argentine neuroscientist who challenged pesticide regulators to re-examine one of the world's most widely used weed killers, has died. He was 67.

Argentina's national science council announced Carrasco's death on Saturday. He had been in declining health.

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