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AP findings on agrochemical use in Argentina

10/20/2013 8:40am
The agrochemicals that have powered a global commodities boom have been ruled safe if used properly by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and many other regulators. But an Associated Press investigation in Argentina found that pesticides are used haphazardly and in ways unanticipated by regulatory science, and specifically banned by law. Doctors say people are getting sick. The findings include:

Argentines link health problems to agrochemicals

10/20/2013 11:14am
Argentine farmworker Fabian Tomasi wasn't trained to use protective gear as he pumped pesticides into crop dusters. Now at 47, he's a living skeleton.

US Rep. Sanford's Argentine lover speaks out on TV

10/20/2013 1:17pm
Maria Belen Chapur, the Argentine woman who former South Carolina Gov. left his wife and derailed his career over, has finally spoken on camera about their relationship.

AP findings on agrochemical use in Argentina

10/20/2013 10:02pm
The agrochemicals that have powered a global commodities boom have been ruled safe if used properly by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and many other regulators. But an Associated Press investigation in Argentina found that pesticides are used haphazardly and in ways unanticipated by regulatory science, and specifically banned by law. Doctors say people are getting sick. The findings include:

Argentines link health problems to agrochemicals

10/20/2013 10:02pm
Argentine farmworker Fabian Tomasi was never trained to handle pesticides. His job was to keep the crop-dusters flying by filling their tanks as quickly as possible, although it often meant getting drenched in poison.

Argentines worry agrochemicals are killing them

10/20/2013 10:03pm
Argentina's agricultural industry has been dramatically transformed by the introduction of genetically modified plants in 1996.