The biotechnology giant Monsanto wants to open a factory to make genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered, GE) seeds in Argentina. But there are protests against the agrochemicals that Monsanto makes and sells for use with its seeds.
This week, an Argentine court halted construction on the factory. I’m grateful to GM Watch for drawing attention to this.
I don’t know whether, in Spanish, it sounds ironic to call this factory a plant. In English it sounds ironic and it’s not funny. The court’s decision was influenced by reports of damage to people’s health after exposure to Monsanto’s agrochemicals.
Monsanto is appealing against this decision. An environmental assessment is to be done. When I see news of what happens, I’ll tell you.