Fresh flowers

Published: Wednesday 15 November 1995

The Switzerland-based coalitim group, the Blumen-Kampag (Flower Campaign) which campaigns against pesticide usad worldwide has notched xipU-Actory. it-has forced Ciba-Geigy, the SVA4 company and AgrEvo, the Gertmin company to withdraw their mal controversial pesticides from the Colombian flower industry. Cibj Geigy will no longer sell phos- pharaidon, dichlorvos and di tophos and AgrEvo will withdr " thiodon, an endosulfan from Colombia. These decisions have been taken in viewof the inadequate health and safety standards for workers in the flower plantations.

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