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Argentina: BA rallies against Monsanto-Bayer agrochemical merger03:10

Argentina: BA rallies against Monsanto-Bayer agrochemical merger

Argentina, Buenos Aires
May 20, 2018 at 03:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters took to the streets of Buenos Aires on Saturday to decry agrochemical corporate giant Monsanto-Bayer-Syngenta. Argentine demonstrators joined the global 'March against Monsanto' movement to decry their government's stance on the use of agro-toxics used in agriculture, which they argue is already having adverse impacts on the environment and resident's health.According to activist Fernanda Sandez, "There is no type of state control over what is applied, in what dose it's applied, and in what type of mixtures. The cocktail of agrochemicals used in the field is unknown to the authorities". Protester and human rights lawyer Marcos Filardi stated that "true genocide, a true ecocide" can be seen in rural towns, as the chemicals are leading to a range of side effects from an increase in cancer and malformations to respiratory diseases and spontaneous abortions.On Saturday, the 'March against Monsanto' was observed in more than 428 other cities around the globe.Bayer AG and Monsanto agreed to a $66 billion (€59 billion) takeover deal in 2016. It sparked criticism among environmentalists and farmers all over in Europe.After conducting an in-depth investigation, the European Commission approved the controversial acquisition. The tie-up process, which is set to finish by the middle of June, will fundamentally reshape the global agrochemicals industry.

Argentina: BA rallies against Monsanto-Bayer agrochemical merger03:10
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Protesters took to the streets of Buenos Aires on Saturday to decry agrochemical corporate giant Monsanto-Bayer-Syngenta. Argentine demonstrators joined the global 'March against Monsanto' movement to decry their government's stance on the use of agro-toxics used in agriculture, which they argue is already having adverse impacts on the environment and resident's health.According to activist Fernanda Sandez, "There is no type of state control over what is applied, in what dose it's applied, and in what type of mixtures. The cocktail of agrochemicals used in the field is unknown to the authorities". Protester and human rights lawyer Marcos Filardi stated that "true genocide, a true ecocide" can be seen in rural towns, as the chemicals are leading to a range of side effects from an increase in cancer and malformations to respiratory diseases and spontaneous abortions.On Saturday, the 'March against Monsanto' was observed in more than 428 other cities around the globe.Bayer AG and Monsanto agreed to a $66 billion (€59 billion) takeover deal in 2016. It sparked criticism among environmentalists and farmers all over in Europe.After conducting an in-depth investigation, the European Commission approved the controversial acquisition. The tie-up process, which is set to finish by the middle of June, will fundamentally reshape the global agrochemicals industry.

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