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China negotiates with Argentina the installation of industrial pig farms: more deforestation, more soybeans, more pesticides, more risk of pandemics

China negotiates with Argentina the installation of industrial pig farms: more deforestation, more soybeans, more pesticides, more risk of pandemics

Argentina is negotiating an agreement with China whereby we would go from producing 6/7 million pigs per year to 100 million. The news, which is celebrated by agribusiness and different political sectors, could turn into a disaster of unimaginable proportions for us; similar to what was the incorporation of transgenic soybeans that turned the field into an open-air experiment where 1400 percent more poisons are thrown than 25 years ago, to the forests in increasingly reduced versions of themselves, and to our feeding in the land of the underdog.

The installation of Chinese farms in our country will exacerbate this situation (because we will have to produce even more soybeans) and will put us in front of new dangers. For example, potential pandemics.

I talk about this in this video. And this is what the letter you can sign, if you wish, in the email below.

We do not want to become a pig factory for China, or a factory for new pandemics

Argentina is negotiating an agreement with China whereby we would go from producing 6/7 million pigs per year to 100 million. The news, which is celebrated by agribusiness and different political sectors, could turn into a disaster of unimaginable proportions for us. similar to what was the incorporation of transgenic soybeans that turned the field into an open-air experiment where 1400 percent more poisons are thrown than 25 years ago, into the forests in increasingly reduced versions of themselves, and to our feeding in the land of the underdog. The installation of Chinese farms in our country will exacerbate this situation (because we will have to produce even more soybeans) and will put us in front of new dangers. For example, potential pandemics, I talk about this in this video. And this is what the letter you can sign, if you wish, in the email below is talking about: July 2020 The current Covid-19 pandemic that has all of humanity in suspense is closely linked to socio-environmental and productive issues, which are invisible. As with Ebola, avian and swine flu, SARS and other zoonoses, it is a virus that emerged from one of these causes: herding animals for industrial breeding and / or sale, and disintegrating ecosystems by bringing species to each other. In factory farms, animals are subjected to applications of a number of antibiotics and antivirals to prevent disease and quickly fatten them. Hence, these industrial centers become a breeding ground for resistant viruses and bacteria. Once a microorganism mutates, it becomes stronger and can cause new infections with incalculable damage. As a consequence, measures such as the confinement of a large part of the world's population or the slaughter of billions of animals must be taken. Two years ago, China suffered a severe outbreak of African Swine Flu (ASF). This highly contagious G4 EA H1N1 virus affects pigs, altering their vitality in many ways. To prevent its spread in that country, it is estimated that approximately 180 to 250 million pigs would have been slaughtered (in extremely cruel ways such as burning or burying them alive), which reduced production by between 20% and 50%. , the scientific journal PNAS published on the current pandemic potential of Swine Fever, and its danger was also warned by the World Health Organization: the G4 EA H1N1 could mutate and be infectious for humans.Eradicate Swine Fever and at the same time guaranteeing its population the consumption of this meat is a concern for China. To achieve its objectives, the government of that country authorized many of its companies to invest in other territories, and to increase imports of pork (although it was not official in what figure, it is estimated that it will be at least 75% more for this year) .In this context, on July 6, the Argentine Foreign Ministry released the communication between the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Felipe Solá, and the Minister of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, ZhongShan, announcing an “association strategic "between both countries, referring to the production of pork and announces a" mixed investment between Chinese and Argentine companies "to" produce 9 million tons of high quality pork ", which" would give China absolute security of supply for many years ”. To understand the magnitude of what 9 million tons of meat mean, let us take into account that these would represent 14 times the total of what was produced by the country in all of 2019. We cannot accept that, in the name of economic reactivation or on the altar of exports, Argentina becomes a pig factory for China (or whoever). Industrial animal farms illustrate a cruel and unsustainable agro-industrial model that not only generates sources of contamination at the local and regional level, but also becomes incubators for new highly contagious viruses and, therefore, factories for new pandemics. collective health is undeniable, but it runs the risk of being neglected, as it was in 1996 with the introduction of transgenic soy. Then Felipe Solá was Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and approved the introduction of those seeds that only grow in combination with a package of poisons, increasing the use of pesticides by 1400% in almost 25 years of transgenic agribusiness. That soybean that today occupies 60 percent of the cultivated land of the country, which pushes the deforestation in the northern provinces, making us one of the 10 countries with the most deforestation in the world, and which is then exported to countries like China to feed animals such as pigs. The dominant agro-industrial model is presented as the only generator of foreign exchange and guarantor of well-being in an advertising discourse that has never been fulfilled, which is driven by large corporations and global powers. They do so by hiding the serious consequences that they generate and denying the alternatives promoted by different social organizations and interdisciplinary experiences, which encourage another productive, healthy and agro-ecological paradigm. This agreement with China places us even further from the desired Food Sovereignty. Our lands will now be occupied not only by transgenic grains that are exported to feed animals, but also by the sheds that enclose these animals, which then end up being exported, while local food production, regional economies and healthy food production, continues marginalizing himself. Finally, these farms would also promote a greater demand for soy, exacerbating an agroindustrial model with high socio-health and environmental consequences.In these times of pandemic, inequalities and socio-ecological crisis, it is essential to advance in an eco-social and economic pact, through the use of the huge national territory, making a better and fairer redistribution of land, wealth, means of production and marketing, hand in hand with a healthy, agroecological, solidarity and sovereign model. Send adhesion to: noalasfalsassoluciones @ gmail. com

Publiée par Malcomidos sur Mardi 21 juillet 2020

July 2020

The current Covid-19 pandemic that has all humanity in suspense is closely linked to socio-environmental and productive issues, which are invisible. As with Ebola, avian and swine flu, SARS and other zoonoses, it is a virus that emerged from one of these causes: herding animals for industrial breeding and / or sale, and disintegrating ecosystems by bringing species to each other.

In factory farms, animals are subjected to applications of a number of antibiotics and antivirals to prevent disease and quickly fatten them. As a consequence, measures such as the confinement of a large part of the world's population or the slaughter of billions of animals must be taken.

Two years ago, China suffered a severe outbreak of African Swine Flu (ASF). To prevent its spread in that country, it is estimated that approximately 180 to 250 million pigs would have been slaughtered (in extremely cruel ways such as burning or burying them alive), which reduced production by between 20% and 50%.

Recently, the scientific journal PNAS published on the current pandemic potential of Swine Fever, and its danger was also warned by the World Health Organization: G4 EA H1N1 could mutate and be infectious for humans.

Eradicating swine fever and at the same time guaranteeing its population the consumption of this meat is a concern for China. To achieve its objectives, the government of that country authorized many of its companies to invest in other territories, and to increase imports of pork (although it was not official in what figure, it is estimated that it will be at least 75% more for this year).

In this context, on July 6, the Argentine Foreign Ministry released the communication between the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Felipe Solá, and the Minister of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, ZhongShan, announcing a "strategic partnership" between the two countries, referring to the production of pork and announces a "mixed investment between Chinese and Argentine companies" to "produce 9 million tons of high quality pork", which "would give China absolute security of supply for many years".

To understand the magnitude of what 9 million tons of meat mean, let's take into account that these would represent 14 times the total of what is produced by the country in all of 2019.

We cannot accept that, in the name of economic reactivation or on the altar of exports, Argentina becomes a pig factory for China (or for whoever). Industrial animal farms illustrate a cruel and unsustainable agro-industrial model that not only generates sources of contamination at the local and regional level but also becomes incubators for new highly contagious viruses and, therefore, factories for new pandemics.

The risk to collective health is undeniable, but it runs the risk of being neglected, as it was in 1996 with the introduction of transgenic soy. That soybean that today occupies 60 percent of the cultivated land of the country, which pushes the deforestation in the northern provinces, making us one of the 10 countries with the most deforestation in the world, and which is then exported to countries like China to feed animals such as pigs.

The dominant agro-industrial model is presented as the only generator of foreign exchange and guarantor of well-being in an advertising discourse that has never been fulfilled, driven by large corporations and global powers. They do so by hiding the serious consequences that they generate and denying the alternatives promoted by different social organizations and interdisciplinary experiences, which encourage another productive, healthy and agro-ecological paradigm.

This agreement with China places us even further from the desired Food Sovereignty. Finally, these farms would also promote a greater demand for soybeans, exacerbating an agribusiness model with high social health and environmental consequences.

In these times of pandemic, inequalities and socio-ecological crisis, it is essential to advance in an eco-social and economic pact, through the use of the enormous national territory, making a better and fairer redistribution of land, wealth, and means of production and marketing, hand in hand with a healthy, agroecological, solidarity and sovereign model.

Send membership to: [email protected]

Source: Malcomidos

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