Argentina: Environmental and Human Rights Group Spreads Message With Anti-Soy Video for Kids

(IPS) With a 13-minute video starring puppets and aimed at children, the environmental group Bios Argentina sets out its views on the monoculture of soybeans and the crop’s environmental impact.

"El Cuento de la buena soja" [The Story of the Good Soybean] is the title of the video short that can be downloaded free from the organization’s web site:

"We are trying to show kids, in a clear and simple way, the rural production model of raw materials in our region, with its associated effects: fumigation, deforestation and the loss of food sovereignty," Bios activist Silvana Buján told Tierramérica.

In the video, a child can’t find the vegetables that his mother asked him to buy, so he heads to the country. There he finds that the only crop is genetically modified soybeans for export, resistant to the herbicide made by the fictitious laboratory "Non-Sancto" — a reference to the agroindustry giant Monsanto.