FAO Swats Pesticides
More than 100,000 stocks of obsolete pesticides in Africa, the Middle East, Poland, and the Ukraine pose serious threats to human health and the environment, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. The FAO said funding is needed to remove the poisons. In many developing nations, metal drums filled with pesticides are corroding and leaking and may contaminate water supplies. Poland alone has 65,000 tons of surplus pesticides.