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Pesticide use soars

A study released in January by the agricultural NGO CEDAC has concluded

that the use of hazardous pesticides by farmers is widespread throughout the Tonle

Sap Catchment area. CEDAC found that 241 pesticide products are used in the area,

one-third of which are classified by the WHO as extremely hazardous. The study estimated

that Cambodian farmers poured more than 1.3 million liters of pesticides on their

crops in 2000.

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