The Global Pesticide Pushers in Latin America

Jimmy Langman

Multinational pesticide corporations headquartered in the Global North are expanding their sales of some of the most dangerous chemicals in Latin America—chemicals known to cause a plethora of health problems, including cancers and birth defects. This is happening even as U.S. and E.U. laws have banned or severely restricted many of the pesticides and UN conventions have come into force. A NACLA investigation supported by the Samuel Chavkin Investigative Journalism Fund finds that the pesticide industry has made this possible through a handful of strategies, including offshore production, using local distributors, and selling production licenses to smaller companies.

Tags: agriculture, pesticides, multinationals, agrochemical industry, offshore production

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