ALICIA BAJA, MISIONES, ARGENTINA - NOVEMBER, 2012:Lucas during bath hour with his mother. Lucas was born with a malformation and affected of Ichthyosis. Both his father Harnoldo and his mother Rosana Maria worked all his life in the cultivation of tobacco and other local crops such as corn and yerba mate. They always use agrochemical products for the cultivation of their fields, following the guidelines set out by the cooperatives of large local producers, who require the use of such agrochemicals as a condition precedent to the purchase of their crop. Among the agrochemicals required we find Gliphosate and 2,4 D, a product derived from the Agent Orange. The financial costs of these products always fall on small producers, who only retain 40% of the value of the crop, which is unilaterally fixed by the cooperatives of large producers.
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