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?
Pesticides mimic human hormones (University of Hawaii Report)
Pesticides threat to health - BBC NEWS Health
Glyphosate disruption of human hormones - March 2004
Contaminated without Consent(pdf): Why our exposure to chemicals in air, food and water violates human rights
Concerned? Take action!
Concerned about pesticides? Let the government know what you think!
Fill in the form at: Pesticides: your right to know (PAN UK)
Support Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK)
Support the Living Soil Association
Do not use pesticides yourself!
Look for safe alternatives. Check out the Pesticide Action Network UK site for help with this.
At the very least, avoid RoundUp and similar pesticides. Have you ever considered... if it really kills the roots of your weeds, what does it do to you (and all of us)?
Buy organic whenever possible
Find out more through the Friends of the Earth - Real Food campaign
Resources and Links
Pesticide Action Network
Living Soil Association
Official pesticides information
The main pesticides and their effects