EU pesticides reform could hinder malaria fight in Africa

Mike Abram | 13 Oct 2008
Farmers Weekly Interactive
Proposed EU pesticides approvals reform could hinder the fight against malaria in Africa, according to a leading malaria campaign group.

The proposals ignore the risks of not using insecticides to protect crops and human health. In most developing countries, agricultural pests and disease-spreading insects pose a far greater and more immediate threat to human health than insecticides, the Africa Fighting Malaria group says.