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Paraguayan law promotes indiscriminate use of chemical fumigation on GM soy

Jun 25

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Take action: Ask the President to veto the new law.

Paraguay has turned into the 4th world GM soy exporting country, where soy is currently taking up over 2 million hectares of land. GM soy is destinated among other places to Europe and China, where it is used to feed the animals for our consumption and for biodiesel production for our cars.
But industrial monocultures require intensive agrochemical spraying that contaminate and impact the health of the rural, indigenous and small farmer population.
The Congress of Paraguay, manipulated by agribusiness, has recently approved a new law that promotes the indiscriminate fumigation of agrochemicals on monoculture plantations. This new law leaves the population without legal ways to defend themselves. President Lugo can veto the law and send it back for revision to the Congress, and take real measures to defend the population and the environment.

Take action: Ask the President to veto the new law.

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