Heightened use of toxic pesticides threatens consumers’ health in Nigeria

NIGERIA – According to a survey by the Small Scale Women Farmers Organization of Nigeria and the Alliance for Action on Pesticide in Nigeria, 80% of the pesticides used by women in some areas of the North Central region are highly toxic to humans and need additional regulation, making them Highly Hazardous Pesticides. The survey, which was funded by the…

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards discards substandard goods worth US$171 thousand

TANZANIA – At least 20 tonnes of substandard goods worth TZs 400,000,000 (US$171 thousand) have been seized and burned by the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) in the Eastern Zone. Speaking during the exercise, TBS Acting Manager- Eastern Zone, Mr. Francis Mapunda, claimed that the substandard products, including expired food items, had been seized by TBS inspectors during their operations…

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