High price of not being organic

Widespread and uncontrolled use of pesticides on banana plantations in the French Caribbean has left much of the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe poisoned for a century to come, says a new report to the French parliament. The two islands and their 800,000 inhabitants face a “health disaster”, with soaring rates of cancer and infertility, says cancer specialist Professor Dominique Belpomme.

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