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Agrochemicals kill boy in Paraguay, explode watermelons in China

By Rady Ananda

Telegraph UK reports on Paraguay’s continuing battle to diminish the use of agrochemicals, highlighting the death of an 11-year-old who was doused by a crop duster and died shortly thereafter. Then, the paper promotes the Round Table on Responsible Soy, when, in fact, RTRS promotes the expansion of genetically modified crops which use glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup. (See More problems with glyphosate: Rice growers sound alarm.)

The overuse of agrochemicals is blamed for exploding watermelons in China, as this video news report reveals:

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Interviews with people affected by glyphosate spraying: IV. Ángel Strapazzón

By Dario Aranda
GM Watch

This fourth and final interview is with Ángel Strapazzón, a community educator and member of Mocase-Vía Campesina (Mocase-VC), the largest peasant organization in the country. Mocase-VC comprises 9,000 families.

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