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20 Farmers Die of Pesticide Poisoning in Maharashtra

After the crisis, the government is taking steps to stricter regulate the sale of pesticides, and enforce the use of protective gear.

Task Force on Systemic Pesticides: Neonicotinoid pesticides pose severe threats to ecosystems worldwide

Neonics are now the most widely used insecticides in the world, and only a tiny fraction of pesticide use serves its purpose to fight pests. Most simply contaminates the environment with extensive damage to non-target organisms.

UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and toxins issues Guidelines to good practices

Special Rapporteur: "States must ensure that legislation and other practices reflect their duty to respect, protect and fulfil human rights obligations implicated by hazardous substances and wastes, including the rights to life".

The Guardian: Stop exporting paraquat to poorer countries

UK needs to stop exporting deadly pesticide paraquat to poorer countries. This pesticide is not used in the EU and other developed countries.

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