A report prepared for the United Nations Human Rights Council has delivered a series of criticisms of the global pesticides industry, and calls for moves to safer and healthier farming and food production. Pesticides have “catastrophic impacts on the environment, human health and society as a whole”, the report says, including an estimated 200,000 deaths each year from acute poisoning. And it accuses the industry of “systematic denial” of the “magnitude of the damage inflicted by these chemicals, and aggressive, unethical marketing tactics”.

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