The Human Cost of Agrochemicals
The first survey of areas affected by glyphosate spraying in Argentina revealed that 13.4 million people – one third of the country’s population – have been affected. In 2012, 370 million litters (98 US million gallons) of agrotoxins were used over 21 million hectares, which amounts to 60 percent of the country’s cultivated land area. This means that in a decade, cancer cases in children have increased threefold and malformations in new-born babies went up 400 percent. So far, in spite of the weight of the formal complaints, there has not been any official systematised information.