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France24 Reports on Colombia's Toxic War on Drugs

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 14:05 -- admin

"For over twenty years, and with the support of the United States, the Colombian government has sprayed a powerful herbicide called Roundup on illegal coca crops. But this chemical, produced by Monsanto, is reported to be a danger to both people’s health and the environment." - France24

Reporters investigated the effects of this spraying in this short documentary video: http://www.france24.com/en/20150508-reporters-colombia-drug-trafficking-....

International Rights Advocates represents approximately 2000 Ecuadorian farmers and their families who alleged they suffered physical and mental injuries and property damage as a result of such aerial herbicide spraying as part of Plan Colombia. These claims were brought against the U.S. government contractor, DynCorp. Find out more here.