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Argentina Pushes To Ban GMO Seeds, Glyphosate

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Argentinian Federal Prosecutor Fabián Canda has filed a request to the highest court in Argentina asking the country to prohibit any sales of GMO seeds inside of Argentinian borders. These are seeds which are able to bypass pesticides, such as Round Up, which is also produced by the same company. The basis of the request is that Glyphosate is shown to be a carcinogen.

Canda has also asked for a ban on aerial spraying of glyphosate herbicides and a 5 km no-spray zone surrounding population centers, schools, villages, farm houses, rivers, lakes and groundwater wells.

Canda stated, “scientific studies and technical reports carried out at the local and international level, including reports produced by control bodies such as the Auditor General’s Office and the Ombudsman’s Office.” He went on, “these reports and the references in them reveal at least the probable harm being caused by glyphosate-based herbicides” and to ignore them “is to assume a position that contradicts the jurisprudence of the Federal Court on Environmental Matters, regarding the application of the precautionary principle by Argentinian judges.”

The United States is one of the loosest countries on earth when it comes to GMOs.

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