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13 Jan
More and more pesticides are being sprayed worldwide with deadly consequences for humans and nature, a report finds.
23 Feb 2020
Desert locusts have been ravaging East Africa. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization warns of a food crisis. The main response has been spraying the areas affected by pesticides. But more needs to be done.
28 Jan 2020
Ever more pesticides, many illegal, are being used in Turkey, according to a new Greenpeace study. Yet the tainted produce keeps ending up on European dinner tables, setting off alarm bells about serious health risks.
27 Nov 2019
Farmers from across Germany have descended on Berlin to take part in a mass protest against the government's agricultural reform package that foresees a reduction in the use of fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides.
28 Sep 2019
A strange illness affecting Canadian and US diplomats in Havana may have been caused by exposure to pesticides, a study has said. US authorities had suspected the use of a secret sonic weapon.

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