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Pesticide pushers kill thousands in Bangladesh

Thousands of Bangladeshi workers are dying of pesticide poisoning each year, as a result of unsafe use of often banned products. Meanwhile, safer, greener agricultural methods are ignored in the face of a sustained and richly-resourced promotional campaign by multinational pesticide producers. An annual government health survey has found that pesticide-related poisoning may be responsible […]
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For Bangladesh, there’s no more time for talk

In Bangladesh, where much of the country’s population lives at sea level on the flood-prone alluvial plains of major rivers flowing from the Himalayas, a lengthy discourse about the impact of climate change can seem a little indulgent. On 5 December, 240 Bangladeshi workers representing the country’s national union centres formed a “workers’ chain” in […]
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