Pesticide use causes 200,000 deaths a year from acute poisoning. Recent Chinese government studies indicated that pesticide contamination meant farming could not continue on about 20% of arable land.
“Using more pesticides is nothing to do with getting rid of hunger. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), we are able to feed 9 billion people today. Production is definitely increasing, but the problem is poverty, inequality and distribution.”
It is time to transition toward safer and healthier food production!