Stand with moms against Monsanto
Since the death of her newborn from exposure to pesticides 13 years ago, Sofía Gatica — winner of the 2012 Goldman Environmental Prize — has been working tirelessly with other moms to hold Monsanto and Co. accountable for the harms they impose.
Sofía met with the White House in April and asked President Obama to open an investigation of Monsanto’s “pesticide poisonings and livelihood harms” in Argentina, the U.S. and beyond.
Join us in calling on the White House to respond to Sofía's request.
White House Council on Environmental Quality
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Ms. Sutley,
In April, Sofia Gatica — winner of the 2012 Goldman Environmental Prize for South and Central America — met with you and hand-delivered a letter urging the Obama Administration to investigate pesticide poisonings and livelihood harms that Monsanto and other large biotech/pesticide corporations are responsible for in Argentina, the United States and beyond.
We urge you to reply to Sofia’s request.
Since the death of her newborn from exposure to pesticides 13 years ago, Sofía Gatica has been working tirelessly to hold Monsanto and Co. accountable for the harms they impose. Last year, a Permanent People’s Tribunal found Monsanto, Bayer, Syngenta, Dow, DuPont, and BASF guilty of human rights violations.
We urge your administration to launch a formal investigation into the actions of multinational pesticide corporations, and the harms being done to families and communities in the United States, Argentina and countries around the world.
It is egregious that United States-based corporations are acting without oversight of human rights violations they cause in the course of doing business. Communities like Sofia’s should not bear the brunt of this lack of accountability.
We ask that you please reply immediately to Sofía Gatica. It is critical to know whether the United States will be part of efforts to ensure justice for communities like Sofía's around the world.