Chemicals and agriculture - NR Fact sheet


Chemicals and Agriculture

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Rome, 2008


Chemicals are used in every facet of life and are present in a bewildering range of products and applications. Growing knowledge of the wide distribution and impact of chemicals in the environment and the human body has underscored the need for their regulatory control and careful management. Agricultural pesticides are an important subset of chemicals and pose specific challenges.

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