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    UN busts myth that pesticides are necessary to feed the world

    UN busts myth that pesticides are necessary to feed the world
    A concept often thrown around is that pesticides are key in feeding a rapidly growing global population. According to the United Nations (UN) food and pollution sector, this is a myth! A recent report was written by Hilal Elver, the UN’s special rapporteur on the right to food and Baskut Tuncak, the UN’s special rapporteur on toxics and shared with the UN human rights council was direct and critical towards pesticide producing global corporations. The report accused the corporations of systematic denials of harms, aggressive and unethical marketing strategies and persistent lobbying of governments which has affected global reforms and restrictions on the use of pesticides.

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