Thursday, January 5, 2012

[biofuelwatch] Public Eye 2012 - nominations include Syngenta

Described thus at

"Despite being banned in Europe, the world's largest agrochemical producer Syngenta continues to aggressively market its Paraquat herbicide in the Global South Thousands of farmers – mostly in the poor Global South – have already died due to use of the products; thousands upon thousands more have been gravely poisoned. A scientist criticizing Syngenta was being offered money in return for silence. In the US Syngenta is accused of having contaminated drinking water."

Syngenta is also a big player in bioenergy, with investments in GM maize and soya and in jatropha. And is an active participant in the Round Table on Responsible Soy.

A very worthy candidiate for the Public Eye 2012 award.

More on their track record:

New ETC Group report on Corporate Concentration in the Life Industries


15 years of GM Soybeans in Argentina: The true cost of monoculture


USDA Approves Use of Genetically Engineered Corn for Ethanol


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