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The Environmental Risks of Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Publication | 12 January, 2017 at 10:00

Neonicotinoid pesticides were first introduced in the mid-1990s and since then their use has grown rapidly so that they have become the most widely used class of insecticides in the world, with the majority being used as seed coatings.

Europe's Pesticide Addiction

Publication | 13 October, 2015 at 10:00

Europe's dependency on chemical pesticides is nothing short of an addiction. Crops are routinely doused with a variety of chemicals, usually applied multiple times to single crops throughout the whole growing season. Industrial agriculture, with...

Toxic Free Future - time to act!

Publication | 1 May, 2001 at 2:00

If you were to analyse the fat tissue from your body in a laboratory, you would find that synthetic chemicals such as DDT, HCH, PCBs, dioxins and other substances with equally daunting names have trespassed into your body without your even...

Contamination in Paulínia by Aldrin, Dieldrin, Endrin and other toxic chemicals...

Publication | 24 April, 2001 at 2:00

During the first week of February 2001, Shell publicly admitted being responsible for thecontamination of farms near the area where it produced pesticides in Paulínia, in the state ofSão Paulo, Brazil. The organochlorine pesticides endrin,...

Agriculture at a Crossroads: Food for Survival

Publication | 11 November, 2009 at 1:00

Climate change, hunger and poverty, loss of biodiversity, forest destruction, water crises, food safety – what all these threats have in common is that a principal cause for each of them is in the way we produce, trade, consume and discard food...

Opening Pandora' s Box: A Catalogue of 50 POPs Hotspots Worldwide

Publication | 1 September, 1999 at 2:00

This report gives over 50 examples of POPs Hotspots from around the world. These include large emission sources, contaminated sites and stockpiled materials, such as obsolete pesticides.

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