Wednesday, March 8, 2017

55 years after Silent Spring, UN takes on pesticide industry

Remember the misinformation from the tobacco industry? Climate denial from oil companies? Now it appears the UN is accusing chemical companies of similar tactics.
new report, being presented to the UN human rights council on Wednesday, is severely critical of the global corporations that manufacture pesticides, accusing them of the “systematic denial of harms”, “aggressive, unethical marketing tactics” and heavy lobbying of governments which has “obstructed reforms and paralysed global pesticide restrictions.
 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/07/un-experts-denounce-myth-pesticides-are-necessary-to-feed-the-world

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