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EU-MERCOSUR : THE VICIOUS CIRCLE OF PESTICIDES

EU-MERCOSUR : THE VICIOUS CIRCLE OF PESTICIDES

11 May 2021 from 17:00 to 19:00

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European corporations massively export pesticides to Mercosur, destroying forests, displacing indigenous peoples and farmers, and poisoning local populations. These dangerous substances come back to the plates of the European consumers. Fortunately, citizens are reacting and pressuring governments to break this cycle. The Left group in the European Parliament has invited Prof Larissa Mies Bombardi of the University of Sao Paulo to present her new study “Geography of Asymmetry, Circle of Poison and Molecular Colonialism in the Commercial Relationship between Mercosur and the EU”, which illustrates those destructive relations that the treaty negotiated between the two regions would not change, but instead, reinforce.

Prominent experts and several parliamentarians from both regions will react to the presentation and comment on their actions and the new windows that are opening against the abusive use of pesticides.

Read the main study here.

Read study introduction by Left MEPs here

Study annexes.


PROGRAMME
 
11 May 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm (Brussels time – CET)
Interpretation EN, PT, FR, ES

Welcoming words:

– Manon Aubry, co-president of The Left in the European Parliament, La France Insoumise

 

Introduction:

– Helmut Scholz, MEP, Member of the Commission for International trade of the European Parliament, Die Linke

 

Presentation of the study:

– Larissa Mies Bombardi, author of the Study, Prof of the Sao Paulo University

 

Discussion:

– Peter Clausing, PAN-Germany

– Nilto Toatto, Federal MP of Brasil and President of environmentalist front, PT

– Arnaud Apoteker Justice Pesticide

– Sara Lickel, Institut Veblen

– Miguel Urban, MEP, Member of the EP Delegation for the relations with Mercosur, Anticapitalistas

 

Conclusions:

– Lilian Galán, Member of the Parliament of Uruguay, Frente Amplio

– Stelios Kouloglou MEP, Member of the EP Delegation for the relations with Mercosur, Syriza