Blanket ban

日期:2017-12-25 02:33:50 作者:车正楸玩 阅读:

Developing countries will be able to ban imports of 27 hazardous chemicals from the West under an international convention adopted at a UN conference in Rotterdam last week. The convention, agreed by 95 countries, will only come into force when 50 have ratified it. The aim is to prevent pesticides banned in industrialised countries, such as DDT, 2,4,5-T, dieldrin and lindane, from being marketed in developing countries. “These chemicals pose serious risks to the health of millions of farmers and the environment,” says Jacques Diouf,