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Organic Competence Centre: UN Report confirmed: Pesticides are a problem rather than a solution

2017-10-09
11:30 - 12:15
Lecture
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Lecture with a subsequent Q&A session


The UN special correspondent for the Right to Food, Hilal Elver, has presented a report on the risks of pesticides for the world nutrition to the UN Human Rights Council.


The global chemicals industry spreads the myth that pesticides are necessary to feed a growing world population. It is good that the UN special correspondent, Hilal Elver, is clearly contradicting this legend. The opposite is namely the case: We have to stop poisoning the arable land of the world more and more and thus in the long run destroying the basis of our existence. Pesticides are part of the problem and definitely not the solution. The new UN report confirms this clearly.

The UN report expressly recommends ecological forms of agriculture as the solution for feeding the world. These have to be promoted much more strongly worldwide, whether in the development cooperation or other political areas. Ecological agriculture creates perspectives for the people, without destroying the own basis for existence. There are many positive examples of this.

The chemical groups' ruthless profit interests all too frequently take precedence over sensible and sustainable politics for people and the environment. We need a pesticide reduction plan with binding objectives and concrete specifications. Even players of the conventional agricultural industry such as the German Agricultural Society have in the meantime realised that there has to be an end to spreading more and more poison over the arable land.


Harald Ebner, spokesman for Gene Engineering and Bio-economy Politics, MdB, Berlin