http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Argentina says Monsanto contractor abuses workers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/argentina-says-monsanto-contractor-abuses-workers <p><em>Updated 5:09 p.m.</em></p><p>Argentina&#39;s tax agency has accused a Monsanto contractor of what it calls slave-like conditions among workers in its cornfields.</p><p>The Federal Administration of Public Revenues (AFIP) says Rural Power SA hired all its farmhands illegally, restricted them from leaving the building where they were housed, and withheld their salaries.</p><p>The 65 workers had to de-tassel corn 14 hours a day and buy their food at inflated prices from the company store.</p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 23:09:00 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 2867 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Argentina says Monsanto contractor abuses workers