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Could it be that consumer demand for toxic-free foods and the rising interest in environmental sustainability are having an effect on the chemical industry? Agrow World Crop Protection News says that international agro-chemical sales-including pesticides, herbicides and fungicides-fell 1

Could it be that consumer demand for toxic-free foods and the rising interest in environmental sustainability are having an effect on the chemical industry? Agrow World Crop Protection News says that international agro-chemical sales-including pesticides, herbicides and fungicides-fell 1.5 per cent in 2002 to US $27.7 billion.

In the past five years, global sales have declined 12 per cent. Industry experts expect another drop in 2003, followed by 0.4 per cent increases over the next four years. To keep chemical sales sliding, do your part by purchasing organic and earth-friendly foods (greenpeace.ca), and by practising safer yard care (herc.org/maketheconnection/).

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