The Syngenta corporation invented the herbicide atrazine and is its primary manufacturer. The corporation is certainly one of atrazine’s most ardent defenders and promoters. One of the most commonly detected pesticides in U.S. ground and surface water, many scientists are increasingly concerned about the human health and ecosystem impacts of atrazine. Atrazine is a known “endocrine disruptor” that is linked to reproductive harm and cancers.
This report, The Syngenta Corporation & Atrazine: The Cost to the Land, People & Democracy, offers a review of the issue, and highlights what farmers in particular can do to end reliance on Syngenta’s atrazine.