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United Nations Calls for Worldwide Treaty to Phase Out Pesticides and Transition to Sustainable Farming

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  • Research has linked long-term pesticide exposure to infertility, birth defects, endocrine disruption and obesity, reduced IQ, neurological diseases, cancer and many other health and environmental problems
  • Two United Nations experts are now calling for a comprehensive global treaty to regulate and phase out toxic pesticides in farming, and to move food production across the world toward more sustainable agricultural practices
  • Another recently released report, “Human Health Implications of Organic Food and Organic Agriculture,” by the European Parliament, details the many benefits of organics

By Dr. Mercola

In a 2013 survey, 71 percent of Americans expressed a concern over the number of chemicals and pesticides in their food supply. And no wonder — research has linked long-term pesticide exposure to infertility, birth defects, endocrine disruption and obesity, reduced IQ, neurological diseases and cancer.


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