Start A Petition

BRAZIL: Rural Women Protest Use of Toxic Agrochemicals

Environment  (tags: world, environment, pollution, pesticides, ecosystems, green, habitat, protection, nature, conservation )

- 2967 days ago -
Thousands of women farmers in Brazil demonstrated this week against the use of toxic weedkillers and pesticides on crops and in favour of agricultural techniques that protect their families' health.


We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


Marti Williams (170)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 3:29 pm
Thanks Cal..the agricultural workers bear the brunt of the problems from agri-chemicals

Iona Kentwell (129)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 3:50 pm
Power to these women and what they are standing up for. We all know that mass plantings are not ideal for the environment and when they are combined with poison it's just a recipe for destruction.

Carol H (229)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 7:51 pm
noted, thanks Cal

Barbara Erdman (63)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 10:36 pm
Good for them :-) thanx Cal

Past Member (0)
Friday March 4, 2011, 6:47 am
Noted. Stop the chemicals products, we must produce bio products (in English you say "organic" products) all around the world, no chemical products, no pesticide, both for the women and men who work in the agricultury and for the people like us who eat vegetables and fruits, for their heatlh and for our health.

Brenda Towers (0)
Friday March 4, 2011, 7:52 am
This is progress! Many thanks to them.

cristiana t (10)
Friday March 4, 2011, 8:41 am

David C (78)
Friday March 4, 2011, 8:43 am
power to these women -- most days I think that if women ran the world it would be more peaceful, cleaner and we wouldn't be as worried about global climate change - they seem to do more to think of the future...

Past Member (0)
Friday March 4, 2011, 8:44 am
Monsanto needs to stop its chemical war of terror upon this planet and its people.

Ian Donelson (149)
Friday March 4, 2011, 11:04 am
Respect and Blessings. Noted.

Valerie R (0)
Friday March 4, 2011, 11:42 am
Chemicals have such an impact on all of us. The large companies are the ones to profit.

bj. shaw (61)
Friday March 4, 2011, 11:43 am
It would be much better if we in Canada and the USA did not sell them chemicals that we deemed to harmful to use here there are many that still get exported to other countries

Jacqueline Fonseca (29)
Friday March 4, 2011, 1:14 pm
When you buy local and organic, you are not putting people and the environment in harms way! Our governments NEED to stop selling the chemicals to the other countries! We ALL NEED to ask questions about where our food comes from and how are the farmers being treated! If you don't like it, hold out until you find what you like!!

Lorene S (12)
Friday March 4, 2011, 3:00 pm
IF only women had equal status to men The yin/yang is so seriously our of balance that the Yang is destroying the world.
We may not have much if any time left.
And, in America, women are being viciously attacked politically. Heads up sisters! or the boys will take away your vote along with the rights to make decisions a bout your body.....but they won';t help you take care of those they force you to bring into this crazy world. Nope, that's YOUR responsibility.
Women/ men is what it all gets down to in the end. No other solution than reining in the patriarchy will work

Ann Breeden (65)
Friday March 4, 2011, 3:44 pm
More power to these women and I hope they win.

Faith Billingham (3)
Friday March 4, 2011, 3:53 pm
noted thanks

Pamela K (13)
Friday March 4, 2011, 4:10 pm
Good for them!

Past Member (0)
Friday March 4, 2011, 4:23 pm
Thanks, lets wish them well

Elizabeth M (65)
Friday March 4, 2011, 4:47 pm
Thank you for this interesting post Cal. More power to these women who really have their thinking caps on right!

Stefano Vescovini (0)
Friday March 4, 2011, 4:59 pm

Ruth R (246)
Friday March 4, 2011, 6:59 pm
noted shared

Sumit jamadar (9)
Friday March 4, 2011, 9:29 pm

Krasimira B (175)
Friday March 4, 2011, 11:04 pm
Powerful action to mark the International Women's Day (Mar. 8).

Julie W (33)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 12:29 am
I hope this has an effect. And don't forget - you in the US are probably eating the products of this system!

Stan Joseph (8)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 7:38 am
The world would be a better place if run by women,due to the fact, that they are instinctively much more nurturing and caring.

Arielle S (313)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 7:42 am
"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment." Ansel Adams

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 11:14 am
I hope they're successful

Mark H (44)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 1:23 pm
It's not the "right" that is making America look stupid and history-deprived, it's the folks that let them get away with it....which is the moderates on both sides that are fixated on the stock market and don't want to rock a leaky boat...meanwhile we are poisoning or degrading our food for our own people, wasting our resources, and hurting a healthy middle class, the middle class that forced the magna carta, and makes democracy possible by being a counter to rule by a powerful few, which the growing income diparity is achieving, with all of its ugly rights violating "grandeur". Yes we can grow some healthy stuff in our yards or on the deck and feel good about it, but our agriculture system creates more pollution in greenhouse emissions than fossil fuel combustion combined, nevermind land & wildlife degradation, and water pollution and toxins. Food prices are increasing with the destruction, it's value in nutrition decreasing.....what about cruelty?.....from a selfish point of view, cruelty also degrades value and quality of the milk and food (SCIENCE shows). Thank you. I love those women in Brazil.

Bruno Moreira (61)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 1:30 pm
noted thanks

Jane H (139)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 2:36 pm
Hooray for these wonderful women! May their tribe increase and may they prevail!!

Charlene Rush (2)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 3:57 pm
It's a shame, the U.S.A. is becoming a nation, that informs other nations, what NOT to do. The destruction to our land and waterways, is a giant catastrophe and we should be ashamed.

The _almighty_ dollar is number one, in our country.
It's no wonder that Europeans say, that Americans are born with $$$ signs in their eyes.

Sharon L (20)
Monday March 7, 2011, 2:06 pm
Wonderful news! It takes the women of the world to put a halt to the destruction of the planet and its resources. Agrochemical companies are only interested in controlling the food source of the world in order to make money and monopolize farming with no regard to the damage on the environment, animals and people that populate it.
They falsify and hide critical reports that prove them wrong. It's about time people stood up to them.....
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Environment

Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.