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Pesticides are good for profits, not for people

There is no doubt that the widespread use of pesticides in agriculture is causing serious damage to the environment, wildlife and, above all, human health. This can be seen in the horrific testimonies from thousands of affected residents in a petition that calls on Theresa May and Michael Gove to secure the protection of rural communities by banning the use of pesticides near residents’ homes, schools and playgrounds.  The first duty of any government is supposed to be to protect its citizens. It is a criminal offence to knowingly expose someone to poison, so there should never have been an exemption on that regarding agriculture. The necessity of pesticides has been challenged by recent reports, with a UN study calling the idea that pesticides are vital to feeding the world a “myth”.  Read more...

 

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