News and Updates: Agritoxins

The excessive use of agrotoxins in our food causes illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, among others.

Confirming an upward trend in rates of autism cases, a senior research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has sounded the alarm on the issue. According to her, an unsettling 50% of...

This Tuesday, Abrasco published its new report on the reality of agro-toxins in Brazil. In this Agro-toxins being spreadarticle, Alan Tygel talks about the issue.

By Alan Tygel, published in

In early 2011,...

pesticide spray

In this farming superpower, agricultural chemicals - including paraquat – face lax regulation.And in the rural northeast, rampant use has led to sickness and violence.

LIMOEIRO DO NORTE,...

The actions are part of the National Day of Struggle of Peasant Women in denouncing the agribusiness model
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IWDThrough synchronized actions, social movements block the legalization of genetically modified Eucalyptus

Though only a partial victory, the organizations involved have managed to make ...

Whoever thinksagrotoxicos mata of agribusiness and imagines large estates producing food for Brazil’s refrigerators is gravely mistaken. What the television doesn’t tell us is that agribusiness is a form of...

Joao Paulo Rodriques ChavesThe year 2013 won’t be missed by the Landless throughout the country. Regarding the struggle for land, the balance is positive, due to the demonstrations, marches and...

monsantoLast Tuesday morning (10/15), 5000 peasants, members of the MPA (The Small Farmers Movement), occupied Monsanto’s 36th Research Unit located at the Nilo Coelho irrigation district  in Petrolina, in the...

On May 25, 2013 over two million people marched and protested against agribusiness giant Monsanto.  See coverage from USA Today,...

dilmaOn Friday July 5, rural organizations and social movements met with President Dilma Rousseff in the Planalto Palace in Brasilia. They demanded more flexibility and less...

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