The excellent book “Pesticides: a French scandal unveiled” was published by Fayard a few months ago. It takes us to the heart of the most disturbing ecological secrets and reads like a thriller. The book features revelations on the truth about the use of pesticides in today’s society and the pressure from lobbies following the book’s publication. Despite being attacked and slandered, the authors of “Pesticides” have had the courage of their convictions. Of course, such determined advocates as Fabrice Nicolino and François Veillerette are not easily thwarted. The first is a journalist who previously worked for Le Canard Enchaîné and is now with Terre Sauvage; the second is a former chairman of Greenpeace and presently a trustee of PAN Europe (Pesticide Action Network).
And the goal of publishing this book? The reason is that as with all environmental problems, pesticides may be scary but at the end of the day, they appear to be a remote threat. However, in truth they are everywhere: in the atmosphere, rain and dew, rivers, groundwater – in fact, in any watercourse. As well as being harmful to the environment, pesticides are very dangerous to our health. The risks include cancer, neurological diseases and loss of fertility. We consume a significant quantity of pesticides every day completely unawares. Even when pesticides are used in very small doses in industry and farming, these tiny doses are repeated many times, so that their combined impact is eventually much larger. Today, 5% of fruit and vegetables still exceed the authorised limits of pesticide residue. It is worth raising awareness of this alarming issue if it leads to us being submerged by pesticides no longer.
For more information, visit the official website of “Pesticides: a French scandal unveiled”.
Pour plus d’informations, connectez-vous vite sur le site officiel “Pesticides. Révélations sur un scandale français”.