除草劑的真相 DVD (台灣版)
  • 出品地France
  • 語言 英語
  • 字幕 繁體中文
  • 年份2016
  • 片長52mins分鐘
  • 碟數1
  • 格式DVD
  • 區碼DVD三區
  • 含外包裝重量0.14kg
  • ISBN4710756796879
定價HK$166

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除草劑的真相 DVD (台灣版)

Genetically Modified Children DVD (Taiwan Version)

商品介紹

In 1996, the Argentinian government authorized the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO) based on studies done by chemical giant, Monsanto. Little to no independent research was done to verify the company's own results and claims, and the Misiones Province of Argentina, where poverty-stricken farmers grow tobacco, became one of the first regions to begin handling Monsanto's herbicide Roundup on their GMO tobacco. Today, every year, more than 300 million liters (80 million gallons) of glyphosate are used on Argentinian soil. The local farmers consider Roundup to be an 'agrochemical,' the label they give to the various toxic substances they've worked with in the past, and continue to work with, many of which have now been banned. As their use of Monsanto's Roundup increased, so too did ill-health in their community, and most notably, birth defects in their children. Ricardo Rivero, the Chief of Electricity in the city of Misiones, identified a trend amongst the growing number of families who could no longer pay their electric bill. They were tobacco farmers, all with very sick children. One of these children is five-year-old Lucas Texeira. Lucas' tobacco farmer father Arnoldo Texeira received Monsanto's herbicide Roundup without appropriate warning labels. For 15 years, he sprayed the chemical products without any protection, and his wife Rosana sprayed Roundup around the home while six months pregnant with their son, Lucas. Now five, Lucas has suffered from Ichtyosis Lamellar since birth, due to a genetic mutation. His skin lacks pores, so he cannot perspire and cool down, and every inch of his skin itches and burns. According to Arnoldo, nobody will directly blame the agrochemicals; they merely say it was "probably the fault of the agrochemicals." Another boy named Lucas Krauss from the same region, suffers from congenital microcephaly, originally misdiagnosed as having been caused by a lack of oxygen during birth. He additionally suffers from epilepsy, delayed motor and mental development, multiple muscular atrophy, and numerous related pathologies. If his father stops growing tobacco, for which Roundup is required, he will lose his social security and no longer be able to afford his son's care.