Alarming pesticide poisoning among flower workers

, by FIAN

Shortly before Valentine’s Day, the European campaign “Fair Flowers - for Human Rights” presents a study on the health impacts of pesticides in the Ugandan flower production for the export to Europe. The study was conducted by the campaign’s partner, the Uganda Workers’ Education Association (UWEA). As a result of the study’s alarming findings, the campaign partners demand stricter controls of pesticide residue on flowers imported by the European Union, as well as the obligation to indicate the country of origin. Public institutions, flower traders and consumers should buy only socially and environmentally fairly produced flowers. Read more

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