Sofia Gatica

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Sofia Gatica is an Argentine environmentalist, whose infant daughter Sofia, died just three days after her birth of kidney failure, witch is likely caused by pesticide exposure. She was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2012, for her fight against use of toxic pesticides used in agriculture in Argentina, in particular agents containing glyphosate and endosulfan.[1] In November 2013 she was threatened with death at gunpoint and beaten by unidentified men.[2]


  1. ^ "Sofia Gatica". Goldman Environmental Prize. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sofía Gatica denunció que fue golpeada". La Voz. 23 November 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013.