BBC Broadcast of 30.11.23 stated that food production is not possible without the use of pesticides in certain Countries and that the UK and the EU are exporting these harmful chemicals into Paraguay.
THIS STATEMENT IS UNTRUE and the BBC Food chain should not have put this out. It is through their lack of research that they have made this statement.
Paraquat is used in huge quantities in Paraguay’s farming industry, mostly imported from China and Brazil – although, Brazil imports the agrochemical from Syngenta’s UK factory, according to the Unearthed and Public Eye investigations. 16 Oct, 2020
We, at the NGO Good Gardeners International, have been saying this for 30 years. A one hundred metre gap is suggested between spraying these herbicides and human habitation is required…what does that tell you? People are dying from their use in Paraguay…
What kind of Government would do this.? Is it not illegal illegal to sell banned pesticides?
Again, we address the British Government, this is disgraceful, immoral and probably illegal.
We are one of the main researchers into the complete way to grow without any chemicals at all in any Country.