Flower shower

 
Published: Thursday 15 June 1995

Flower shower

Colombia's workers in the flower industry -- the 2nd largest in the world -- are organising themselves to fight against the excessive use of pesticides, 20 per cent of which are banned in the US and Europe. Christian Aid, a voluntary organisation, has launched a campaign for the rights of these workers, who are not even allowed to form a trade union. Pesticide exposure has caused miscarriages, premature births, nausea and skin irritations.

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