Pesticide Action Network releases Asian Regional Report on Community Monitoring of Highly Hazardous Pesticide Use

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Following interviews on pesticide use with over 1,300 peasant farmers and agricultural workers from eight Asian countries, Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific released its report ‘Communities in Peril: Asian Regional Report on Community Monitoring of Highly Hazardous Pesticide Use’ at the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum.The study, which was conducted in collaboration with local partner organizations, revealed that 66% of pesticide active ingredients used on vegetables, cotton, paddy rice, and other crops are highly hazardous according to PAN International classification criteria.

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