"Denmark considers total pesticide ban"
IN response to calls from members of the parliament to make the country
totally organic by 2010, the Danish government has initiated an assessment
of the impacts of a total pesticide ban in the country by the Danish
Environmental Protection Agency. The report was begun in late 1997 and
due end of 1998. [PANNA]
>> Toxic agrochemicals are as doomed as the tobacco industry, and itīs
>> just a matter of time. However, itīs up to all of us to keep pointing
>> this out. Doing any less will only lengthen the time it will take to
>> make to transition and will contribute to untold needless deaths and
>You are overstating the danger. If pesticides are so dangerous, how
>come tests on various mammals are negative or immeasurably slight? If
>you think the toxicological consensus regarding risk estimation is
>wrong, please explain why. We should continue to improve methods of
>risk estimation. But in the final analysis, decisions about pesticide
>registration will still to be made in the light of the risk-benefit
>calculation, and IMO, this is appropriate.
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