- United Nations
Chemical pesticides have been used on banana crops for over half a century. The wide spread use of these pesticides in South American countries has produced numerous accounts of physical illness on the people who work on banana plantations as well as the people of the surrounding villages and towns.
The corporations who use these pesticides on a regular basis are ignoring many of these illness issues. The illnesses that are inflicted on the workers and their families cause undue financial and physical harm, and do not allow them to keep their jobs, which are essential to providing for their families.
We, the undersigned, are demanding that banana producing corporations discontinue the use of chemical pesticides on banana crops in South America.
We also demand the recognition of the illnesses these pesticides have had on local populations and require the corporations in charge of banana production to compensate the workers and families who are no longer able to physically work.
The Stop the use of Chemical Pesticides on Banana crops petition to United Nations was written by Zachary Boness and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.