Sunday, 15 December 2013

Monsanto Protester beaten, given death threat at world’s largest GMO farm

5 December 2013 - Sofia Gatica, a leading Argentine campaigner against Monsanto’s agrochemical spraying on GM soy and winner of the Goldman Prize, received a death threat from a suspected Monsanto mercenary who held a gun to her. A few days later, Sofia was attacked and beaten up near her place of work.

Protesters in Argentina continue to block construction of what is planned to be the biggest Monsanto plant in Latin America. They have occupied the construction site in Malvinas, Argentina for about two months now and Monsanto stands accused of resorting to intimidation tactics to try and remove them.

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Argentina: Sofia Gatica receives death threat from suspected Monsanto mercenary

It is not the first time that Sofia, one of the founders of Madres de Barrio Ituzaingó Anexo, has received death threats. Usually Sofia travels daily to the municipal dispensary where she works in Córdoba. Today was a special day because she not only changed her schedule to accommodate job training but also because she traveled accompanied by a man who had a gun pointed at her from the time she got on at the bus stop.

“There are several ways of dying. Stop with Monsanto or I’m going to end your life and spread your brains by Malvinas Argentina.”

This was the statement given by her attorney and later confirmed by Sofia who added, “I could not move, he came to my side with a gun pointed at me. When a seat opened up I moved to sit near the driver but he remained glued to my side. He was going to kill me if I spoke. I was paralyzed until we reached the bus terminal then I managed to run into a bar, sit next to a woman and then I went to the police station to file a report.”

Sofia gave a description of the man who made the death threat to Ecos Córdoba. “He was a man of my height about 55 years old, with round glasses, a pronounced stomach and I know him. I’ve seen him at the campsite or in the marches, I’m sure.”

From Food Freedom

UK Government Set to Support Monsanto in EU Court

The related article above should put a chill down anyone's spine... would you support Monsanto?  Do you think the UK Government should be?!

Article from Alternews

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