Agribusiness

Brazil: Artists and politicians defend agroecology and the agrarian reform in MST’s fair

The conference “Healthy Food: A Right for Everyone”, which took place this Saturday May 6, 2017, became a political act in defense of agroecology and the agrarian reform. According to the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement (MST), around 10 thousand people attended the activity, which is part of the Second National Fair of the Agrarian Reform.

Spectacular Protest of Landless Women against the Vale Company

 Early this Tuesday March 7, around 1,500 women of the Landless Workers Movement (MST) paralyzed the industrial complex of Vale Fertilizers Co. at Cubatão (São Paulo) to denounce the debt of the mining company to the Social Security system. Vale is one of the major debtors on the list of the National Treasury General Attorney. The company owes 88 million dollars to the National Institute of Social Security (INSS).

A Coup to Steal All Natural Resources

Interview with Joao Pedro Stedile, leader of the MST, on the political crisis in Brazil.

After the penultimate vote of the Senate on the impeachment against President Dilma Rousseff, we interviewed Joao Pedro Stedile, historical leader of the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST), who is at the frontline of the fight against “putschist leader Michel Temer”.

Resistance: with many marches, August will be a decisive month for Brazil

“The earnings of the putschists are insatiable. But they ignore that in this world everything has contradictions” It seems as though Brazil’s destiny is determined in the month of August. It was the month of the crisis and suicide of President Getulio Vargas in the 50s. Then, in the 60s, the resignation of Jânio Quadros and the crisis of legality.

Syngenta convicted in Brazil! Justice finds company responsible for armed attack on encamped rural workers.

The court sentence, given by Judge Pedro Ivo Moreiro, of the 1st Civil Court of Cascavel, was published in the Paraná State Official Gazette this Tuesday (November 17, 2015). The sentence rules that the company shall pay compensation to Keno’s family and to Isabel for the moral and material damage it caused.

Scientist argues that “glyphosate” will lead to autism in 50% of children by 2025

The excessive use of agrotoxins in our food causes illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, among others.

Confirming an upward trend in rates of autism cases, a senior research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has sounded the alarm on the issue. According to her, an unsettling 50% of children will be autistic by 2025.

What’s the culprit? RoundUp, Monsanto’s highest-selling product containing glyphosate, is at the top of the list.

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