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close this bookCircle of poison - Pesticides and People in a Hungry World (Food First, 1981)
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View the documentChapter one - The circle of poison
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View the documentChapter four - The pesticide boomerang
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Appendix C

Colombia, Major Importers of Selected Pesticides (1979)



American Cyanamid

parathion, malathion


DDT, toxaphene, parathion




aldrin, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, chlordane, parathion, toxaphene, lindane, DDT, 2,4,-D






EPN, parathion


parathion, malathion, DDT




aldrin, malathion, parathion, lindane, BHC, heptachlor, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin, EPN, endrin


aldrin, heptachlor, BHC, parathion


aldrin, dieldrin, DDT, endrin, 2,4-D, parathion

Union Carbide

DDT, parathion, EPN, heptachlor, chlordane, endrin


heptachlor, chlordane, endrin, EPN

Source: Ministry of Agriculture
Government of Colombia

TABLE ONE - Selected List of Chemical Companies Producing, Buying, and/or Selling Hazardons Pesticides in the Third World

TABLE ONE (continued)

Note: Category A: Those which are banned or heavily restricted inside the U.S. Most uses for these products have been outlawed, but important uses for some remain, such as termite control for Chlordane. Certain pesticides have recently been discontinued, including DBCP (Dow) and Kepone (Allied Chemical), but are included because they were important products for the companies involved.

Category B: Those which are under review for future regulatory action. Toxaphene, Paraquat and EPN are termed "suspect chemicals" by EPA.

Category C: Those which are unrestricted in the U.S. but which have caused human deaths in the third world. Parathion is reportedly the number one killer among all hazardous pesticides, banned or not.

Sources: This table was compiled from a variety of official and unofficial sources, including the EPA publication "Suspended and Cancelled Pesticides"; EPA production reports; company records and advertisements, personal interviews and observations, and government import statistics for seven third world countries.

TABLE TWO - Pesticides Used in Foreign Countries on Food Exported to the United States

TABLE THREE - Pesticides in Imported Coffee Beans (1974-1977)

TABLE FOUR - Pesticide manufacturers, formulators and importers in the Philippines

TABLE FOUR (continued)

Categories: A Manufacture, formulate, market B Formulate and market C Formulate only D Market only

TABLE FIVE - Recent North American Seed Company Acquisitions

TABLE FIVE (continued)