UN Experts Denounce ‘Myth’ Pesticides are Necessary to Feed the World

The UN have revealed that they believe that it is a ‘myth’ that pesticides are needed to feed the world.

 

The report, released last week has criticized companies like Monsanto who are dead-set on pumping the world’s produce full of chemicals under the illusion that they are necessary to the crop’s growth.

It talks of the “systematic denial of harms”, “aggressive, unethical marketing tactics” and the lobbying of companies in their quest for power, something which Monsanto have recently been hit by.

Monsanto were shunned from E.U talks recently after failing to acknowledge lawsuits brought against them for apparently ignoring safety measures.

For many years now Monsanto have ruled in the agro-chemical world, seemingly immune to criticism or repercussions, but this public shaming of pesticide producers by the UN is sure to upset the apple cart.

 

In the report, it is said that pesticides cause “catastrophic impacts on the environment, human health and society as a whole”, something which Monsanto and other pesticide producers have always tried to deny, it will be harder to deny now it is in black and white in an official UN document.

A large part of the problem with the apparent shortage of food in the world is purely down to improper distribution of the food that is available. In many developed countries, literally tonnes of food is thrown away every day by people who won’t eat something a day past it’s ‘best before date’ – another ploy invented by corporations to keep consuming levels high.

Hilal Elver, UN food specialist says of the pesticide fallacy:

“It is a myth,” and “Using more pesticides is nothing to do with getting rid of hunger. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), we are able to feed 9 billion people today. Production is definitely increasing, but the problem is poverty, inequality and distribution.”

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