Monsanto Backs Out of Seed Plant in Argentina After Protests

monsanto argentinaBy Brandon Turbeville

In yet another victory against the multinational corporation Monsanto in Argentina, the company has now announced that it will dismantle its multi-million dollar GMO seed plant in Malvinas.

Monsanto made the decision to give up on its seed plant after three years worth of protests from local citizens and GMO-free campaigners from all over Argentina. In 2014, activists forced to Monsanto to stop the construction of the plant by using coordinated protest techniques at the construction site.

A spokesman for Monsanto told Argentinian media organizations that Monsanto was dismantling the plant and that “the plant was designed to treat 3.5 million hectares of maize; however, last year, only 2.5 million hectares were sown.”

“An investment of almost 1500 million makes no sense.”

The spokesman was also forced to admit that the protests, local pressure, and resistance by environmentalists, anti-GMO activists and local residents was indeed part of the reason the company decided to dismantle the plant. In addition, a number of lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto over the legality of the construction permit as well as environmental impacts.

READ: Argentina Has A “City Of Death” Thanks To Monsanto

Sofia Gatica, one of the main activists and leaders of the protest blockade in Malvinas told InfOGM,

It’s been almost three years that Monsanto has not been able to put a brick or a wire at the construction site…

The company is leaving the field but does not yet recognize its defeat in this battle. We talked with those who have to dismantle what remains. We remain on alert and continue blocking, waiting to see what will happen. We want the site to now be devoted to organic and sustainable agriculture.

This latest defeat for Monsanto comes on the heels of a decision by the Argentine government preventing Monsanto from forcing exporters to inspect cargo to determine whether or not farmers had paid the requisite royalties to use its GMO soybeans. Argentina has been showing growing signs as of late that it is becoming more willing to stand up to the multinational food corporation.

Image: Sustainable Pulse

This article (Monsanto Backs Out of Seed Plant in Argentina After Protests) can be republished under a Creative Commons license with proper attribution to Brandon Turbeville and Natural

Brandon Turbevillearticle archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies,Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 600 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at)

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6 Comments on "Monsanto Backs Out of Seed Plant in Argentina After Protests"

  1. Nullify, nullify,nullify. Imagine nullifying a corporate charter and securing their financial assets and incarcerating the white collar criminals of any corporation whose products are a threat to Mother Nature. VIVA Argentinian people!!

  2. OratorImplored | August 14, 2016 at 6:00 am | Reply

    Monsanto, you don’t plant them, they plant you!

    Warning: These plants may attempt to rape you.

  3. Grace Joubarne | August 14, 2016 at 10:34 am | Reply

    Meanwhile back in Canada and USA, the laziest of humanity sit there sipping their GMO and chemicalized beverages and could not care less. Oh, yes, sorry…sometimes they will sign the odd petition against corporate evil, but …

  4. Congrats to the Argentinians who have some balls.

  5. Debbie Hogan Tate | August 14, 2016 at 7:25 pm | Reply

    Thank God that people are finally standing up to them! They also make Roundup

  6. Mosatino. the unholy fascist corporation, producing disease and death wherever it is. Employees should be sooo proud, they should all quit.
    They won’t even touch the stuff they create, not allowed in their own cafeteria’s.

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