Issue Date: May 15, 2008
Benin, a country on the western coast of Africa, has banned use of the pesticide endosulphan. The decision, taken in February this year, is based
on the recommendations of a four-year study conducted by Pesticide Action Network (pan) Africa, pan uk and ngo s in West Africa. The ban, which will come
into effect once the existing stocks are used up, comes after a similar decision by the eu and in the wake of
organic cotton movement in Africa.
Recent Supreme Court order in Vedanta case holds hope for tribal community life
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