The Toxic Profits teams has been busy filming since our last update in December. In January, we joined the International Indian Treaty Council and went to Sonora, Mexico, where we met with members of the Yaqui community who have been exposed to dangerous pesticides. We visited a Yaqui village called Potam that has the highest level of agro-chemical saturation in the state of Sonora.  We heard shocking testimonials on individual cases of cancer, witnessed severe birth defects in children, and learned about other health maladies resulting from exposure to agricultural chemicals. We also obtained some disturbing footage of the unmonitored and uncontrolled spraying of pesticides over Yaqui homes, schools, and communities.
Just last week the Toxic Profits teams returned from Boston, Massachusetts, where we interviewed Professor Noam Chomsky at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Professor Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, historian, political critic, and activist who shared extensive insight into the history of corporate power and control over U.S. policies like the one we are focusing on in our film.
Finally, at the end of this month, the Toxic Profits team will be heading out on our final international trip to Bhutan, which recently announced that it plans to be the first country in the world to phase out pesticide usage completely and be 100% organic.
We have a beautiful website in the works and will send the link as soon as it is ready.
As always, we will continue to keep you updated on our progress and thanks again for helping us tell this important story.
Evan, Nick & Shannon