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Argentina Protests Against Monsanto's Clear-Cutting Virgin Forests to Plant GE Soybeans

GM WATCH daily
http://www.gmwatch.org
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"We're here to stop these jaguar forests being destroyed and the land turned
into a genetically engineered soya desert."

MORE INFO & HOW YOU CAN HELP:
http://www.greenpeace.org/international_en/news/details?item_id=546674

Video coverage of the Jaguars in action (Windows media only)
http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?sid=6372381&s=53746348&ru=y&b=5cs6
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"The jaguars are preparing yet another confrontation... More than 5000people
have already made calls to Argentine embassies worldwide. Keep calling!"
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Argentina forest protest begins
Thursday 29 July 2004
http://www.greenconsumerguide.com/index.php?news=2068

Campaigners from environmental group Greenpeace launched a protest this week
in Argentina's north western forests, in response to biotech company
Monsanto using the land to plant genetically modified soya.

Using trail bikes, the activists found bulldozers in Salta, by the Great
Chaco and Yungas forests. They then chained the bulldozers, immobilising
them. Combined, the two forests are largest in South America, behind the
Amazon. Millions of people live in the Great Chaco and Yungas, and rely on
the forest?s natural biodiversity for their livelihoods. The forests are
also home to numerous vulnerable animal species such as jaguars, and
contain rich plant life.

"We're here to stop these jaguar forests being destroyed and the land turned
into a genetically engineered soya desert," said Emiliano Ezcurra from
Greenpeace Argentina. "Every hour, a forest area the size of twenty
football fields is cleared in Argentina. Important ecosystems are destroyed, people
lose their homes and wildlife is endangered," he added.

The protest is intended to last several days.