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Revealed: Why UK kept exporting a deadly pesticide that kills thousands – Channel 4 News

Tens of thousands of people, like teenager Shashikala from Sri Lanka, died from poisoning by a lethal pesticide made in the UK. Hundreds of secret documents and…

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Tens of thousands of people, like teenager Shashikala from Sri Lanka, died from poisoning by a lethal pesticide made in the UK. Hundreds of secret documents and a whistleblower raise questions about whether manufacturer Syngenta put profit before people.
The weedkiller Gramoxone, with its active ingredient paraquat, has helped farmers grow food cheaply for decades. But its so lethal, one sip can kill. One former UN official told us deaths may be in the hundreds of thousands.
Gramoxone is so toxic…

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