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Pesticide use around world almost doubles since 1990, report finds

Agricultural chemicals drive falls of 30% in populations of field birds and butterflies, says Pesticide Atlas

Global pesticide use has soared by 80% since 1990, with the world market set to hit $130bn next year, according to a new Pesticide Atlas.

But pesticides are also responsible for an estimated 11,000 human fatalities and the poisoning of 385 million people every year, the report finds.

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