Since the death of her newborn from exposure to pesticides 13 years ago, Sofía Gatica has been working tirelessly with other moms to hold Monsanto and Co. accountable for the harms they impose.
In April, Sofía — winner of the 2012 Goldman Environmental Prize — hand delivered a letter to a top White House official, Ms. Nancy Sutley of the Council on Environmental Quality, urging the administration to investigate Monsanto’s “pesticide poisonings and livelihood harms” in her Argentine community, the U.S. and beyond.
Ms. Sutley promised Sofía a response by June 1, but that deadline has come and gone.
Urge the White House to respond
In December, an international people’s tribunal found the Big 6 pesticide/biotech corporations — Monsanto, Bayer, Syngenta, Dow, Dupont and BASF — guilty of violating human rights. The verdict was based on powerful testimonials from people like Sofía around the world, whose lives have been irrevocably harmed by the pesticide industry. CFS attorneys represented U.S. farmers sued by Monsanto at the international tribunal, and attorneys for both the Pesticide Action Network and CFS presented cases addressing a wide range of human rights violations caused directly or indirectly by the Big Six.
Join us in urging the White House to respond to Sofía, and to open an investigation into the responsibility of Monsanto and the other “big six” companies for serious health, economic, and environmental harms in communities around the world.