Last flight looms for US-funded air war on drugs as Colombia counts health cost

Aerial spraying of glyphosate – labelled ‘probably carcinogenic’ by the WHO – has been key to coca eradication efforts for 20 years
05 မေလ 2015
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For more than two decades crop dusters have buzzed the skies of Colombia showering bright green fields of coca with chemical defoliant as part of a US-funded effort to stem the country’s production of cocaine. Farmers across the country have long complained that indiscriminate spraying also destroys legal crops, and that the chemical used – glyphosate – has caused everything from skin rashes and respiratory problems to diarrhoea and miscarriages.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The Guardian (UK)