Pesticide lobby in sly bid to self-licence

Pesticide lobby group CropLife SA, which represents major manufacturers, wants to oversee the licensing of scientists responsible for testing its members’ pesticides, leaked documents reveal.

This has drawn outrage from the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP), the statutory body legally mandated to licence scientists, according to a joint investigation by Unearthed, Greenpeace’s investigative unit, and the Mail & Guardian.

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Sheree Bega
Sheree Bega is an environment reporter at the Mail & Guardian.

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