Monsanto seed plant construction halted in Argentina

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.


About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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1 Response to Monsanto seed plant construction halted in Argentina

  1. Pingback: Stop Monsanto anti-democratic danger, petition | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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