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How toxic is the industry behind pesticides?

June 18, 2024

Synthetic pesticides are poisonous to the environment. Yet, we need them to grow our crops — at least in conventional, industrial agriculture. Pesticide producers make billions in sales and have lobbied the EU to keep our food systems in place. But how harmful are synthetic pesticides?

Louise Osborne, Chief Climate Reporter DW
Louise Osborne DW's Chief climate reporter is providing expertise on the defining crisis of our time.
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