Pesticide Industry on Trial
  • Petitioned The Permanent People's Tribunal

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Pesticide Industry on Trial

    1. Kamayani Bali-Mahabal
    2. Petition by

      Kamayani Bali-Mahabal

      Mumbai (Bombay), India

 

Worldwide, an estimated 355,000 people die from pesticide exposure every year. This means that nearly 1,000 men, women, and children die on an average day.

Known as the 'Big 6', Monsanto, Dow, BASF, Bayer, Syngenta and DuPont control 74% of the global pesticide market and 49% of the global seed market, making the pesticide/agricultural biotechnology industry one of the most consolidated and powerful sectors in the world. And they know it.

The pesticide industry has a long history of getting away with human rights abuses in part because there is no single set of laws to which they are accountable as global corporations. But basic human rights to life, livelihood and health are agreed upon by all peoples – these are the conditions or our humanity and of a fair society.

The Permanent People's Tribunal, will be  held in Bangalore, India, from December 3 - 6,  and will bring these corporations to trial for their many human rights violations. PAN and partners from Africa,Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America will participate in a rigorous, well-documented and extremely public  people's trial  against the Big 6 pesticide corporations: Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow, DuPont, Bayer and BASF 

PLEASE SIGN BEFORE  NOV 30TH, We the people must hold corporations to account, add your name to this global call for justice. 

 

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    1. Occupy the Pesticide Industry!

      Kamayani Bali-Mahabal
      Petition Organizer

      There are two things that PAN and Occupy hold deeply in common: (1) We know that corporate control of our government, economy and food system undermines our attempts to push forward real change. And (2) As government has failed to rein in the corporate occupation of our food and farms, we believe we must hold them to account ourselves. And so we move forward. PAN will bring the Big 6 pesticide corporations to rigorous, public trial on December 3, 2011 in Bangalore, India.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Pamela Check CHICO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because the people on this earth are dependent on farmers, not Monsanto, for food.

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    • anchal sondhi DEHRADUN, INDIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      for the good effort by PPT

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    • Andrew Heugel BREWSTER, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      Big Agriculture and the pesticide industry (they are actually the same) would like to see the whole planet dependent on their psuedo food. To this end, they bribe politicians across the world in various ways so that they get huge taxpayer financed subsidies and they can escape accountabilty for such disasters as Bhopal. What we as individuals can do is to lobby against these industries, by signing petitions such as this and by growing our own, when possible, without pesticides and with untainted plants and seeds and also buying from reputable, local farmers who don't use pesticides or GMO seeds from the Big 6.

      http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-taxing-food-seeds-and-plants

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    • Sharon Fitzgerald CAMBRIDGE, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      It is important to protect communities and the environment from exploitation for profit- for the present and for the future.

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      • almost 3 years ago

      Farmers are committing suicide due to such harmful pesticides and genetic modified seeds. Corporate are making farmers more marginalized. Stop entry to all six MNC.

      Lata P.M.

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