As the tide turns against pesticides in Europe, corporations like Bayer, Syngenta and BASF are on the hunt for new markets for their poisons.
With Latin America in their sights, they have invested two million euros lobbying Brazilian lawmakers, pressuring them to approve a new law that would make it easier to put new pesticides on sale.
The “Poison Package” bill could receive final approval by the Brazilian Federal Senate any day now, unless enough of us come together to show people power is more than match for corporate lobbying.
Call on Brazilian Senators to put people’s health before corporate profit and drop the Poison Package Bill!
A whopping 1,682 new pesticides were allowed into the Brazilian market in the last 3 years -- 45% of the pesticides -- available in the country!
So the last thing that the people of Brazil need is for corporations to be able to register new pesticides more easily, while at the same time defanging the two most important regulators on environment and health.
And yet that is exactly what the “Poison Package” Bill would do. Approved, on the quiet in the Agriculture Commission of the Brazilian Federal Senate at the end of 2022, Bayer and co are hoping that the same will happen at the Bill’s last hurdle, and the National Congress will rubber stamp it into law.
But they didn’t consider how Ekō members across the world would come together in support of Brazilian people’s right to be healthy and enjoy food free from poison. Will you join us?
Brazil Senators: drop the Poison Package Bill, and put the health of the people, soil and water of Brazil first!
We don’t have the money of giant corporations, but we do have the people power, and this could be everything we need to turn the tables.
The more signatures we take to the center of Brazil’s decision-making, the harder it will be for the Senate to approve the Poison Package bill.
Will you sign so Bayer, Syngenta & BASF don’t get an easier ride to poison Brazil with pesticides?
Reuters. 2 September 2022.
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN. 22 June 2022.
The Guardian. 26 June 2018.