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Pesticide lobby in sly bid to self-licence

NGOs warn that letting a lobbyist for pesticide firms regulate the scientists who conduct safety tests is putting a ‘fox in charge of the henhouse’

Africa must act on pesticide ‘double standards’

Humanity has long recognised the essential role of pollinating bees and insects in sustaining life and health, so much so that generations of parents...

Child workers in danger on US tobacco farms

HRW documents the shocking conditions on tobacco farms in the US, where child workers are exposed to nicotine, toxic pesticides and other dangers.

Argentina: A laboratory for what can go wrong with biotech farming

As harvests grow in Argentina, doctors and scientist worry pesticides may be the cause of rising cancer rates, birth defects and other health issues.

Poison pill in India’s search for cheap food

India continues to use toxic pesticides that other nations are banning on health grounds.

Hazardous poisons taken off the shelf

Two of SA's most dangerous pesticides will be removed from store shelves this year, but they are likely to remain accessible for some time.

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Vodacom swindled out of more than R24m worth of Apple iPhones

A former employee allegedly ran an intricate scam to steal 8700 phones from the cellular giant

We will find resources to ensure the Zondo commission completes its work — Lamola

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says his department will ensure the state capture commission is afforded the financial resources to complete its work, despite the treasury’s uncertainty

Tobacco industry calls Dlamini-Zuma’s bid to appeal ban a costly folly

The minister could spend the state’s money on fighting Covid-19 and cigarette cartels, tobacco manufacturers argue

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