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Islander
01-20-12, 01:19 AM
Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji (http://www.i-sis.org.uk/contact.php)ISIS Report 18/01/12

Coalition of doctors, health professionals and researchers demand ban on aerial spraying based on evidence documenting increase in pesticide-related illnesses since the introduction of GM soya

A network of 160 physicians, health workers and researchers in Argentina is demanding a ban on aerial spraying of pesticides based on increases in cancer and a range of pesticide-related illnesses since the introduction of genetically modified (GM) soybeans. These illnesses affect development, reproduction, the skin, as well as the immune, respiratory, neurological, and endocrine systems.

The network met in August 2010 [1] and again in 2011[2]. Following the 2010 meeting an important report was compiled linking agrochemical exposure to significant increase in illnesses including birth defects and cancers in and around areas where agrochemicals are used. Increasing illness parallels the introduction and spread of GM soybeans tolerant to Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicide, Roundup.

The striking link between illness and pesticide use presented at the first meeting led the Network Of Physicians Of Drop-Sprayed Towns to propose a complete ban on all aerial sprayings of pesticides, a complete ban of pesticides of toxicological types Ia (defined as extremely hazardous) and Ib (highly hazardous), and a ban on other pesticide use within 1 kilometre of residential areas.They also questioned the current agro-industrial and transgenic production model, stating that other options for agro-ecological production should be promoted and developed by the State University.

The second meeting called on local and national government to ensure people’s right to good health instead of the rights of agribusiness and private proprietors that currently prevail, and repeated their call for a complete ban on aerial spraying.

Read more: http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Pesticide_illnesses_and_GM_soya.php

mellowsong
01-20-12, 11:11 AM
Gee, think the US could listen in on this? HAHAHAHAHA.... They even cite US studies in this. The second meeting called on local and national government to ensure people’s right to good health instead of the rights of agribusiness and private proprietors that currently prevail, and repeated their call for a complete ban on aerial spraying.
This needs to be the deciding factor in approving ANYTHING.

Islander
01-20-12, 11:13 AM
Those libertarians who call for less and less government often have a point — but there is an important regulatory role for government, and this is one example.