No to the partnership between FAO and the pesticides industry
Generations Futures joins international call for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to abandon its partnership with the trade industry
In response to plans announced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to strengthen ties with a professional association whose members continue to produce highly hazardous pesticides harmful to human health and environment, Generations Futures and more than three hundred other organizations in more than 60 countries sent a letter to General Manager Qu Dongyu opposing the alliance.
The proposed collaboration with CropLife - whose members include BASF, Bayer Crop Science, Corteva Agriscience, FMC and Syngenta, and which together make more than a third of their sales revenue from highly hazardous pesticides (HHP) - undermines directly FAO's priority of a progressive ban of HHPs, as well as its role as a global leader supporting innovative approaches to agricultural production and advancing food security, sustainability and resilience.
Source: anses.fr (Automatically translated from French)