Appeal for a ban of highly hazardous pesticides
Decades of experience has shown that, despite numerous ‘safe use’ programs, the ’safe use’ of highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) is not possible. People, farm-animals, wildlife and the environment continue to suffer considerable harm from HHPs. After decades of failure which have seen millions of deaths worldwide, new policies are needed to stop pesticide poisonings. A progressive phaseout and ban of HHPs, along with new policies for supporting alternatives, can make a change towards a healthy and sustainable world for all.
We, the undersigned organizations, call on governments and corporations to take concrete steps towards a progressive ban of HHPs and their substitution with eco-system-based alternatives.
Note: The Appeal for a ban of highly hazardous pesticides with the list of the organisations that have endorsed it can be seen in PAN International’s web site: http://pan-international.org/wp-content/uploads/HHP-Appeal-with-signatures-en.pdf