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Environment in the European Union, 1995, fig. 3.6.3
Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Consumption of pesticides (active ingredients)
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The graphic shows consumption of pesticide (active ingredients) from 1980 to 2010. Pesticides are natural chemicals or altered versions of natural chemicals used in agriculture to control various sorts of pests such as different types of insects, rodents, weed and fungi.