Alternatives to Synthetic Chemical Herbicides

There are many synthetic chemical herbicides on the market, but they all have a range of adverse health and environmental effects. There are some herbicides derived from natural plant extracts that can kill or suppress weeds, such as extracts from pine oil and coconut oil. But care must be taken to ensure that formulations do not include toxic surfactants, solvents or other inert or adjuvant ingredients. Some formulations are permitted in certain circumstances in organic growing systems. The factsheet presents alternatives to synthetic chemical herbicides and their elements.

Date Published:
August 14, 2017

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Global Governance of Hazardous Pesticides to Protect Children: Beyond 2020

This paper outlines PAN Asia Pacific’s concern about the impact of hazardous pesticides on children, and the need for greatly improved global governance of pesticides post 2020, to protect the rights of children and to meet the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030 during the 1st meeting of the intersessional process, Brasilia, Brazil, 7 to 9 February 2017.

Date Published:
February 2, 2017

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World Environment Day Posters

Date Published:
June 5, 2015

Protect Our Children from Toxic Pesticides: World Environment Day
Poster
Children today are sicker than a generation ago. Pesticides have been linked to birth defects, cancer and adversely impact intellectual and behavioural development in children.

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Protect Our Children from Toxic Pesticides: World Environment Day
Poster
A study from the US found a 7 point drop in I.Q. scores in children with greater prenatal exposure to pesticides than children with lesser exposure.

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Protect Our Children from Toxic Pesticides: World Environment Day
Poster
A study from Seattle found that children eating organic diets had 6 times lower level of pesticides (organophosphates) than children eating conventional diets.

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