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States must stop exporting unwanted toxic chemicals to poorer countries, says UN expert

GENEVA (XX July 2020) – The practice of wealthy States exporting their banned toxic chemicals to poorer nations lacking the capacity to control the risks is deplorable and must end, a UN expert said today, with the endorsement of 35 fellow experts of the Human Rights Council.

Submission to the Indian government in support of the 27 pesticides ban

Indian and international scholars provide evidence in support of the proposed pesticide ban

Government plans to ban 27 pesticides

Government plans to ban 27 pesticides

Firms making billions from ‘highly hazardous’ pesticides, analysis finds

The world’s biggest pesticide companies make billions of dollars a year from chemicals found by independent authorities to pose high hazards to human health or the environment, according to an analysis by campaigners.

Demand for animal feed is driving the hazardous pesticide industry, data reveals

Commodity crops grown mainly for animal feed are a driving force in the global market for hazardous pesticides, analysis of exclusive agrochemical industry data has found.

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