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Photo of the Day: Agrochemicals Threaten Argentinians

Argentina's entire soy crop and nearly all its corn and cotton have become genetically modified in the 17 years since Monsanto promised larger yields. After a newborn died of kidney failure, the mother filed a complaint in Cordoba province that last year led to Argentina's first criminal convictions for illegal spraying.

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(AP) โ€” In this Sept. 26, 2013, photo, Sofia Gatica participates in a protest to block trucks from entering the site where Monsanto Company is building its largest Latin American seed production plant, in the town of Malvinas Argentinas, in Cordoba province, Argentina.

The country's entire soy crop and nearly all its corn and cotton have become genetically modified in the 17 years since the St. Louis-based company promised larger yields. Agrochemical spraying has increased eightfold. After Gatica's newborn died of kidney failure, she filed a complaint in Cordoba province that led last year to Argentina's first criminal convictions for illegal spraying. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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