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Mother Wins Top Environmental Award for Beating Monsanto

Teri- Oregon 2012/04/28 17:15:01

Anthony Gucciardi

Infowars.com

April 28, 2012


After experiencing the traumatizing death of her daughter to kidney
failure just three days after her daughter was born, Sofia Gatica from
Argentina became determined to find out what killed her daughter. Her
conclusion? Monsanto’s genetically modified soy fields that surrounded
her neighborhood, laced with damaging insecticides negatively affecting
nearby neighborhood children and adults alike. Gatica began to detail
how her small town was plagued with astronomically high birth defect
rates, respiratory disease, and even infant mortality.


From this point, the courageous mother decided
to take on Monsanto. Amazingly, she is not alone in her struggle
against the biotechnology colossus when it comes to causing birth
problems, as a large group of farmers — also from Argentina — have
launched a lawsuit against Monsanto for causing ‘devastating birth
defects‘ in children.
Gatica was initially alone, however, when she first began her uphill
battle. Forming a group of concerned mothers in her local area of
Ituzaingó after hosting an event at her home to discuss her experiences,
the mother would be one of the very few who has actually beat Monsanto.


After sharing her story with local mothers who were also concerned
for the safety of their children and families as a whole, Gatica
co-founded the Mothers of Ituzaingó — an action group of 16 mothers
collaborating to end Monsanto’s rampant chemical usage. The team took to
the streets, going door to door to create what was the first
epidemiological study of the area, only to discover that the effects of
Monsanto’s concoctions were dramatically affecting many families in the
town of Ituzaingó. With cancer rates 41 times the national average, something had to be done.


As a result of the serious campaign to eradicate Monsanto, the
mothers were rewarded. Argentina’s Supreme Court not only banned
chemical spraying near populated areas, but demanded that the government
as well as soy manufacturers now prove that these chemicals are safe.
Sofia Gatica is now being honored for her great environmental work with
the Goldman Environmental prize,
a major environmental award given to activists. The story shows just
how serious activism can take down most any threat — even Monsanto.


This article first appeared at NaturalSociety, smack in the middle of the war for health freedom.

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  • MrsJJS 2012/04/29 08:03:16
    MrsJJS
    The only way to bring down a company as large as Monsanto is to boycott their products along with those who use them and those who sell them.

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  • S. Gompers 2012/04/29 04:57:07
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    Awesome, meanwhile Americans continue to gobble up the poisonous swill.
  • Aahz_OneAndOnly 2012/04/29 03:16:02
    Aahz_OneAndOnly
    +1
    Everyone needs to FIGHT Monsanto
    Together WE WILL WIN
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  • talking jaguar 2012/04/28 22:34:07
    talking jaguar
    They need to be stopped everywhere!
  • HAlex1972 2012/04/28 21:46:59
    HAlex1972
    Excellent. Now we need a few brave people here in the U.S., and a few non-corrupt judges to boot.
  • Bozette 2012/04/28 18:45:01
    Bozette
    +1
    I am glad to see people taking on Monsanto at all, and am very happy to see them win against the corporation. What bothers me greatly is that it doesn't seem to be happening in this country.
  • TuringsChild 2012/04/28 17:58:38
    TuringsChild
    +2
    Big Pharma is NOT our friend. And since their lobbyists have bought out our own govt, Americans don't even have a voice in the matter. We NEED to regain control over our govt and the corporations which have stolen it from us. The chemical companies are out of control, and are willing to kill us all to squeeze one more dollar out of us. It has to stop. We need ALL Lobbying made illegal immediately. If an idea cannot stand on its own merit without being backed by $$$$ it SHOULD fail.
  • Think Free 2012/04/28 17:27:13
    Think Free
    +3
    Go Sofia!

    ERADICATE MONSANTO.

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