About 1,000 women of the MST occupied the Suzano company (parent corporation to GE tree company Futuragene) in Itapetininga, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
“Brazil is the largest consumer of world’s pesticides since 2009. A recent survey by the University of Brasilia found that, in the most optimistic case, 30% of the food consumed by Brazilians are unsafe to eat only contamination by pesticides account” said Brunetto.
In the case of eucalyptus, the application of transgenic release was made by pulp and paper company Suzano.
“If approved by the committee these GE faster growing eucalyptus will mature in only 4 years, as opposed to 6-7 years presently in non-GMO eucalyptus. The water consumption will increase 25 to 30 liters / day per eucalyptus planted that it currently uses. We are again calling attention to the danger of green deserts,” said Catiane Cinelli, a member of the Rural Women’s Movement.