Argentina confronts agchem poisoning
Argentina has launched a commission focusing on the prevention of pesticide poisoning. The national investigation committee was set up via presidential decree 21/09. It will investigate reported poisonings for their cause and effect, and make recommendations to further responsible use of pesticides, such as developing training programmes on safe use. The committee is led by the Ministry of Health and includes the Ministries of the Environment and Rural Development, and of Agriculture. It met for the first time earlier this month.