PLAN COLOMBIA:

In an attempt to put an end to the local growing of vegetation suitable for producing substances controlled by their governments e.g. Cocaine, the USA and Colombian Governments are aerial spraying large areas of arable land, with 'Roundup Ultra'; - a cocktail of pesticides including glyphosate, cosmoflux and POEA,

Not only is it unlikely to work but there are major environmental concerns. Further the spraying is being done whilst the land is being worked by the farmers. These peasant farmers have little alternative but to harvest what ever the local political environment supports.

Webpage adapted from
Dr. Elsa Nivia
Colombia Regional Coordinator,
Pesticide Action Network,
Cali, Colombia

www.usfumigation.org

 


withered peanut crop


  Monsanto upgrade weaponry to 'Roundup Ultra'
schNEWS - War Against What?

Counter-narcotics helicopter circles the jungle.


Colombia: Monsanto, US War on Drugs:- Poison Environment
Corporate Watch
   

  Vast stretches of southern Colombia now look like desert - crops withered away, the ground parched and brown, vegetation burnt by chemicals.
THE ALTERNET NEWS - ISSUE # 5

In this pepper field, the farmer placed a white flag to keep the pilots from spraying his licit crops. Nonetheless, his peppers were sprayed and destroyed.


The U. S. Fumigation of Colombian Farmers: by Francisco J. Palacio, Ph.D.
"ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS OF THE AERIAL SPRAYING OF COLOMBIA " PLAN COLOMBIA"

This stream was sprayed in violation of Colombian law. In the Amazon basin there are thousands of small streams that feed into larger rivers, which eventually reach the Amazon River. While the potential for damage is largely untested and unknown, the implications for fish, birds, micro-organisms and all of the people living downstream is scary.

 

Mural of Environment by Children of Colombia


Roger Lovejoy :- Updated 06 January, 2002