Agritoxins

[04-23-10] Eucalyptus in the South, Control in the North

by Hanna Nikkanen

Stora Enso, a Finnish-Swedish giant of the "forest" industry, is conquering Brazil at high speed. The action involves multiple problems, but neither the shareholders nor consumers seem to even bother. Could South America be the Wild West for the paper industry, based on eucalyptus? For nearly a decade, the exotic eucalyptus was the magnet that attracted the western giants of the forest and paper industry to the heat of land disputes, corruption and accusations of environmental crimes in South America and the Far East. The desire was quick profits.

The 10 worst events of 2017 that affected the life of Brazilian people

The continuity of the coup government of Michel Temer and of his parliamentarians in the Congress is one of the negatives points of this year.

The question that prevails is: What to expect of 2018?

Every new year there is a balance of the advances and setbacks in the life of the people. But in this 2017, filled with memorable events, it is difficult to chose.

In defense of life, MST warns of the dangers of the agribusiness model

Special reports deal with the serious impacts generated by the use of agrochemicals in the production of food for the health of the consuming population, rural workers and the environment.

For each activity carried out by the MST, the subject of agrochemicals is approached with the objective of alerting society about the dangers of the agribusiness food production model for the health of the Brazilian people and the environment.

Brazil: Artists and politicians defend agroecology and the agrarian reform in MST’s fair

The conference “Healthy Food: A Right for Everyone”, which took place this Saturday May 6, 2017, became a political act in defense of agroecology and the agrarian reform. According to the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement (MST), around 10 thousand people attended the activity, which is part of the Second National Fair of the Agrarian Reform.

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