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Indigenous Activists Win Major Court Rulings Against Monsanto in Mexico | peoples trust toronto

15.11.15

Indigenous Activists Win Major Court Rulings Against Monsanto in Mexico | peoples trust toronto: [peoplestrusttoronto.wordpress.com] The key organizations involved in the effort to stop GMO soy farming in Mexico were the Maya beekeepers, made up of about 15,000 Maya families who produce and collect honey and who filed the injunction, with the support of Greenpeace, Indignaci�n and Litiga OLE. The Mayans primary concern is that “growing the plant requires the use of glyphosate, a herbicide classified as probably carcinogenic,” putting their communities, environment and economic activities at risk.

Not surprisingly, Monsanto continues to argue that GM soybean has no effect on bees or honey production. Monsanto has already been accused of contributing to the deforestation in the state of Campeche, Mexico, where it has been expanding its agrochemical interests.


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