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.