Syngenta, no to highly hazardous pesticides!
Syngenta: no to highly hazardous pesticides!
Syngenta makes nearly CHF 4 billion annually selling ‘highly hazardous’ pesticides*. This toxic but very lucrative business is at the core of the Swiss giant’s business model.
Highly hazardous pesticides endanger millions of people in developing and emerging countries. Syngenta takes advantage of weak regulations in countries like Brazil or India to sell pesticides banned in Switzerland owing to their effects on human health or on the environment. In India, thousands of farmers are poisoned every year. In Brazil, millions are exposed to a toxic cocktail of pesticides in the drinking water.
Highly hazardous pesticides are a ticking time bomb. More and more studies show a link between exposure to pesticides and a rise in cases of cancer, Parkinson’s disease or congenital malformations.
We call on Syngenta, global leader in this irresponsible business, to stop making profits at the expense of the health of millions of people. Syngenta must stop producing and selling highly hazardous pesticides.
(* according to the list produced by the international Pesticide Action )