Glyphosate herbicide, the poison from the skies
Tue Aug 30 2005 - Source:
Glyphosate herbicides are widely used in agriculture. Monsanto has developed a series of genetically engineered Roundup Ready crops which are not damaged by Roundup, no matter how much is sprayed on the crops. Those who are certainly damaged are local people and local environments.
Native community wins battle against uranium mining in Arizona, USA
Allied community groups have achieved a hard-won victory: a ban on uranium mining, milling, and processing on the vast Navajo lands in Arizona and New Mexico, USA. A nuclear industry, with the help of the US federal government, has exploited the uranium reservation since the 1940s spreading contamination into Navajo's lands and waters.
Gold mine sparks battle in Peru
Thu Jun 02 2005 - Source:
The village of Choropampa in the Andean region of Perú, has become synonymous with the struggle between the foreign mining company Newmont and their Peruvian neighbours, many of whom argue they are negatively affected by the social and environmental impacts of mining.