UN experts denounce ‚myth‘ pesticides are necessary to feed the world

Ms Hila Elver, Special Rapporteur on Right to Food. Ms. Hilal Elver is a Research Professor, and global distinguished fellow at the University of California Santa Barbara LA Law School Resnick Food Law and Policy Center.

Ms Hila Elver, Special Rapporteur on Right to Food. Ms. Hilal Elver is a Research Professor, and global distinguished fellow at the University of California Santa Barbara LA Law School Resnick Food Law and Policy Center.

„The idea that pesticides are essential to feed a fast-growing global population is a myth, according to UN food and pollution experts.

A 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 …“

Ausführlicher Bericht: UN experts denounce ‚myth‘ pesticides are necessary to feed the world,  The Guardian 7.3.17

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, United Nations, Human Rights Council, Thirty-fourth session, 27 February-24 March 2017

Un rapport accablant l’industrie agrochimique présenté au Conseil des droits de l’homme, SRF 8.3.17.

Two new reports published in recent weeks add to the already large and convincing body of evidence, accumulated over more than half a century, that agricultural pesticides and other toxic chemicals are poisoning us. Jane Goodall: How Can We Believe It Is a Good Idea to Grow Our Food With Poisons? Eco Watch 9.3.17.

UNO warnt vor katastrophalen Folgen durch Pflanzenschutzmittel, topagrar 9.3.17

UN-Bericht bestätigt: Pestizide sind Problem statt Lösung, Bio-Markt, 8.3.17.

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