Pesticides: Toxic Exports From the EU to Tunisia

In 2018, Tunisia imported more than 240 tonnes of agricultural pesticides that are either banned or severely restricted within the European Union. Inkyfada examines the current situation, based on a database compiled by Greenpeace UK and Public Eye.
24 October 2021
inkystories [{"user_id":"1510","role":"Translation and Voice-Acting"},{"user_id":"1441","role":"Article"},{"user_id":"1473","role":"Montage, mixing and sound design"},{"user_id":"1429","role":"Recording"},{"user_id":"1517","role":"Music"}] https://inkyfada.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Inkystories-Pesticides.mp3 https://inkyfada.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/inkystory_pesticides_AR.srt https://inkyfada.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/inkystory_pesticides_FR.srt https://inkyfada.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/inkystory_pesticides_ENG.srt Pesticides : Les importations toxiques de l'UE vers la Tunisie - المبيدات: صادرات الاتحاد الأوروبي السامة إلى تونس Pesticides : Les importations toxiques de l'UE vers la Tunisie - المبيدات: صادرات الاتحاد الأوروبي السامة إلى تونس En 2018, la Tunisie aurait importé plus de 240 tonnes de pesticides à usage agricole bannis ou bien sévèrement restreints dans l’Union européenne. À partir d’une base de données établie par les organisations Greenpeace UK et Public Eye, inkyfada fait le point. استوردت تونس خلال سنة 2018 ما يناهز 240 طناً من المبيدات الزراعية المحظورة أو الخاضعة إلى قيود صارمة داخل الاتحاد الأوروبي. تستعرض إنكفاضة هنا الوضع بالاستناد إلى قاعدة بيانات أعدتها منظمتا "غرينبيس المملكة المتحدة" و"بابليك آي". 58823
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Translation and Voice-Acting
Dhia Bousselmi
Aïda Delpuech
Montage, mixing and sound design
Oussema Gaidi
Bochra Triki
Omar Aloulou

 [This article was read and translated into Tunisian]

"The environment and health are increasingly reserved for those who can afford to live in good conditions."

Despite being banned for use in the European Union, European companies continue to export dangerous pesticides to Tunisia. This toxic trade is estimated to account for more than a third of the revenues of the five largest pesticide manufacturers in the world. 

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This podcast explores the causes and impacts of the use of these highly toxic pesticides in Tunisia. Among the harmful effects that have been observed are cancers and other conditions, affecting the ones who are most exposed: the farmers.

On a national scale, pesticides are the second most common cause of poisoning, after drugs. 


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