28 Aug '11, 10am

As if Pesticides Were Not Bad Enough...Fake Pesticides Raise Health Fears

The Wall Street Journal reports that laws to speed up destruction of fake pesticides to prevent their use within the EU are expected to come into force in 2012. But as the activity shows all the hallmarks of lucrative black market practices conducted by organized criminal gangs, fighting back will require more than just laws. Farmers need to be educated on the risk of losing their entire crop, if it is caught contaminated with illegal pesticides. Legitimate agrochemical businesses need to ensure customers can clearly recognize the legal products. And organic farmers can embrace another boost to their market as consumer fears about this new threat to their health spread.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/fake-pesticides-r...

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