Paraquat – Syngenta’s controversial herbicide

Paraquat is Syngenta’s most controversial pesticide. It is widely promoted by the company in both developing and industrialised countries. But the health risks from paraquat are acknowledged worldwide.

Public Eye (formerly the Berne Declaration), Foro Emaús, Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific, Pesticide Action Network UK and the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation launched this report to draw attention to these global concerns, and demand action to phase out paraquat products.