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Paraquat Papers reveal Syngenta’s strategy to defend its deadly herbicide

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“Gramoxone has a shock action.” This is how the Basel-based agrochemical firm Syngenta describes the power of its flagship herbicide on its website. Composed of paraquat, a highly toxic substance of the pyridines family, it kills weeds in a few weeks in fields of apple trees, pear trees, but also soybeans, corn, coffee … It is also deadly for those who live there. ” ingested accidentally or intentionally, as revealed by a international survey.

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