Argentina: GMs’ New Frontline
Across Argentina’s vast GM belt, agrochemicals are at the centre of claims of a health crisis. One minister for Public Health wants an independent commission to investigate.
The transgenic revolution in agricultural production has turned Argentina into one of the world's largest producers and exporters of genetically modified soybean and corn. But there is unease across the nation’s vast GM belt, especially about health. In the northern province of Chaco, the minster of Public Health wants an independent commission to investigate cases of cancer and the incidence of children born with disabilities.
(Photo: Soya bean field. Credit: Think Stock)