The pesticide industry has poured millions into convincing the world that it is vital for food security. But chemical pesticides are one of the biggest drivers of collapsing bird and bee populations and soil health. The vast majority of chemical pesticides are made from fossil fuels.
In this series, we explore how the pesticide industry is stymieing action on the climate and biodiversity crises worldwide. We question the industry’s plans for net zero and unpick its claims about its contribution to addressing the world’s food crisis.