Pesticides

A recent survey has found that more chemicals are used to grow food in Britain than in any other major industrialised country. The government’s Pesticide Residues Committee routinely finds pesticide residues in human tissue and breast milk.

New research has found that the greatest reproductive effects from some pesticides may arise from exposure to very low doses.

The Codex Alimentarius is set to INCREASE the legal amount of pesticides to be used in farming and has in fact recently increased the limits for two harmful pesticides used mainly in developing countries

 

Why should we care?

 

Concerned? Take action!

Concerned about pesticides? Let the government know what you think!

 

Resources and Links

Pesticide Action Network

Living Soil Association

Official pesticides information

The main pesticides and their effects