People around the world, people in Kenya, people like you and your family, are probably eating toxic pesticides that endanger your life.
Poor diet is the second leading risk factor for death and disability worldwide. When you think ‘diet’, you also need to think how your food is grown. This will tell you that pesticides are in fact, part of your diet.
Many pesticides are proven to cause cancers, heart disease, breathing problems, infertility and brain damage in children.
Food is a big source of our health problems. It is also the solution, because healthy diets can prevent illness.
There is hope. Kenyan MPs are considering a petition to withdraw the most toxic pesticides from our country (see petition here).
Play your part in ensuring the safety of your food, engage your MP on Twitter, Facebook or however you can, and urge him or her to support the petition. We’re using #ToxicBusiness.
Watch the videos below by Africa Uncensored to see how pesticides are used in Kenya. And, if you want to get technical on the topic, read this research paper (it’s short, we promise).