Monday, April 16, 2012

Round-Up Ready

Sofia Gatica, a mother from Argentina who dared to ask questions and mobilize against the use of pesticides, is being awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for grassroots environmentalists. Her tenacity in the face of threats and opposition lead the government to initiate a scientific study on the health effects of the pesticide commonly known as Round-Up, and eventually passed a law banning pesticide application within 2500m of residential areas in her city.

Take a look at this short video describing her story.

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