Talk on phasing out highly hazardous pesticides with agroecology

The talk by Dr Meriel Watts, a farmer-scientist-advocate, shows the relationship of science, practice and movement-building in agroecology. Listen to her speak as she emphasizes agroecology giving importance to farmers’ and communities’ control over their own farms and food supply, whilst providing enough healthy food to feed the world without destroying the environment. She also outlines the 7 core principles in agroecological farming practice, which is strongly discussed in her book, Phasing Out Highly Hazardous Pesticides With Agroecology.

Tackling the Accountability Gap of TNCs

This video presents a practical guide on the legal tools available to hold pesticide companies accountable for health and environmental damages caused by the indiscriminate use of their products.
Key areas of judicial and non-judicial intervention are:

  • Public law: legal action against governments
  • Private law: legal action against companies
  • International mechanisms: strategies for the UNFAO, Stockholm Convention, and Rotterdam Convention

Pesticides Harm Children

Dr Romeo Quijano, medical doctor and toxicologist discusses the impact of pesticides on children’s health and intelligence including neuro-behavioural disorders, cancers and hormonal disruption.