The Inter-Institutional Committee organization against Fumigation said yesterday that the agreement between Ecuador and Colombia, signed in September 2013, would not be met. The non-governmental organization said that distances from one to five kilometers would have been sprayed with glyphosate, when it should have been not less than five kilometers. Laboratory tests and physical disorders among the inhabitants of the northern border would prove that glyphosate spraying to exterminate the cultivation of coca would be causing effects again.
Testimonials of inhabitants of La Providencia population indicate that between 28 and 31 October “white aircrafts were expelling from a stream like a white cloud,” said Adolfo Maldonado, a member of the organization.
Yesterday, a report from the German laboratory Eurofins Global Control was submitted, which details the presence of a sample of 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate (compound of glyphosate), present in leaves of Amazon plants, with a composition of 0.01 milligrams and 0.15 milligrams of glyphosate.
The analysis was conducted between the 8 and 17 of December and indicated that from 160 people living in the Colombia-Ecuador border, 106 would have suffered some type of health problem.