April 30, 2013
A new study about the harmful effects of Glyphosate is lending weight to 2012 Goldman Prize recipient Sofia Gatica’s campaign to stop the indiscriminate spraying of toxic agrochemicals in Argentina and around the world.
The peer-reviewed study, which appeared in the scientific journal Entropy, focuses on Monsanto’s popular herbicide, Round Up, and its chief ingredient glyphosate.
The study finds that glyphosate is linked to a plethora of health problems and diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, cancer, infertility and birth defects, once again confirming what activists like Gatica have been claiming for years.
Gatica was awarded the Prize in 2012 for her efforts to expose the dangers of agrochemicals, after losing her infant daughter to pesticide poisoning. Today, she and the team at Mothers of Ituzaingó, the organization she helped establish, are taking their campaign to the global level- partnering with activist groups in the US and Europe to call for an end to industrial pesticide use.