You might be surprised at how widely pesticides are used in producing many of your Christmas delights. However, overuse and over-reliance on pesticides causes human misery, harms wildlife and causes environmental destruction.
But there is another way. PAN UK works to replace toxic pesticides with effective, safe and sustainable alternatives. But we need your support to help us continue our vital work.
Pig feed commonly contains GM soya, which is grown using the weedkiller glyphosate which has been linked to cancers and birth defects.
Coffee farmers use dangerous pesticides to control the coffee berry borer, but there are alternatives. PAN UK is working to help them adopt cheap and effective alternatives to the toxic pesticide endosulfan.
For many years sheep farmers in the UK were required to dip their flocks using organophosphate pesticides as a precaution against sheep scab, leading to reports of illnesses among many thousands of farm workers. The fight for recogniton and compensation still continues today.
Fungicides applied to satsumas, along with other varietries of citrus fruit, after harvesting to stop them rotting, are suspected endocrine disrupters which have been linked long-term damage to unborn children.