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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 four - The pesticide boomerang
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View the documentChapter eight - With the advice and consent of government
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Appendix C

Colombia, Major Importers of Selected Pesticides (1979)

Company

Pesticides

American Cyanamid

parathion, malathion

Bayer

DDT, toxaphene, parathion

BASF

2,4,-D

Celamerck

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

Ciba-Geigy

2,4-D

Dow

2,4,-D

Dupont

EPN, parathion

Hoechst

parathion, malathion, DDT

Monsanto

parathion

Proficol

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

Schering

aldrin, heptachlor, BHC, parathion

Shell

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

Union Carbide

DDT, parathion, EPN, heptachlor, chlordane, endrin

Velsicol

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)