Dangerous pesticides should be banned

Following interviews on pesticide use with over 1,300 peasant farmers and agricultural workers from eight Asian countries, Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific has released its report Communities in Peril.

The study revealed that 66% of pesticide active ingredients used on vegetables, cotton, paddy rice, and other crops are highly hazardous. Exposure to these pesticides puts communities at high risk of developing severe permanent health problems.

Read more here, and read the report here.