"Ladies and Gentleman, dear Colleagues
Tens of thousands of people are poisoned by the Syngenta herbicide
Paraquat every year. Paraquat is a total contact herbicide used for
plantation crops (banana, coffee,oil-palm, rubber, etc.), fruits, vines,
tea, and as a dessicant for potato, pineapple, sugar-cane or sunflower.
It is also used in GMO soy production.
The Berne Declaration has started a broad public proceeding against
Syngenta on the Website www.stop-paraquat.net . To highlight the urgency
of our campaign we call on civil society to publicly condemn Syngenta's
inhuman business policies. We hope to enlist the support of at least
50,000 people to vote and pronounce a guilty verdict in the case against
paraquat. Please help us to reach this goal by following means:
1) Spread the Email attached at the end of this mail to as much people
2) If you have an own Website: Download the campaign-banners at http://
www.paraquat.ch/downloads.cfm?setlang=en and put them on your website.
3) Endorse the stop paraquat campaign with the name of your organisation
(see the list of supporters at http://www.paraquat.ch/supporter.cfm?
setlang=en). To do so, write an email to food@... .
4) Go to www.stop-paraquat.net yourself and send us your verdict.
Thank you very much for your support
Please read carefully and forward this email to your friends.
Together with the Berne Declaration and 36 (inter-) national
organizations I ask you to support the case against paraquat.
The herbicide of the Swiss multinational corporation Syngenta poisons
ten thousands of people every year.
Paraquat is the world's most controversial herbicide. Not approved for
use in Switzerland since 1990 because of the risks associated with it,
paraquat is increasingly used in developing countries by plantation
workers and small farmers to kill weeds.
Ten thousands poison themselves every year because they lack of
protective equipment and clothing or insufficient information. And
thousands die a painful accidental death or commit suicide. There is no
The agrochemical corporation Syngenta of Switzerland sells hundreds of
millions of Swiss Francs worth of paraquat every year - putting lives at
risk all over the world.
The Berne Declaration, an independent Swiss organization, calls on
people everywhere to publicly condemn the inhuman business practices of
the Swiss corporation.
Please support our online petition at http://www.stop-paraquat.net .
Time is short: we need the support of at least 50,000 people by the end
of the year.
Please forward this e-mail to all your friends and acquaintances. There
must be many more people out there, who are unhappy about a Swiss
corporation putting lives at risk for the sake of a greater profit.
Thank you for your participation!
PS: If you wish to confirm the legitimacy of this e-mail campaign,
please send a mail to paraquatinfo@...
Erklärung von Bern - Berne Declaration
Postfach, Quellenstrasse 25, CH-8031 Zürich (Switzerland)
Tel. direkt: +41 (0)1 277 70 04, Fax +41 (0)1 277 70 01
e-mail: food@..., www.evb.ch
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