UNPOISON

SOUTH AFRICA

 

For All Forever

UnPoison is a civil society movement made up of concerned citizens, educational institutions, and multi-sector organisations that are united behind the common goals of effecting legislative reform of agrichemical policy, ensuring effective regulation and monitoring of agrichemical use, transparent registration processes and access to product information, freeing the agricultural sector from industry capture, and ensuring a healthy, clean, just, and safe South Africa for all of us. Forever. 

Registered Agrichemical Products

when agrichemical policy was written

Pesticides Banned in EU still legal in SA

Pieces of Fragmented Legislation

Constitutional Rights breached

Our Vision

 

UnPoison holds a vision for South Africa of an agricultural sector that produces vital, nutrient dense, non-toxic food to build strong immune systems as the corner stone of our national health; that creates a healthy environment for farmers, farmworkers and residents in areas surrounding farmlands; that supports small holder farmers wanting grow food using unpatented seed and safe inputs; that reduces the input costs for farmers to run self-sufficient, profitable farms free of debt; that builds microbial soil life, increases humus levels and topsoil production for South Africa’s future generations to inherit more arable land than we currently have; that sequesters carbon and alters micro-climates to help mitigate climate change; that does not deplete the soil, pollute waterways, land, or air; that regenerates ecosystems and increases biodiversity; that works with Nature, not against her. 

 

Our Mission

UnPoison is committed to realising our vision for a clean, safe, fair, healthy, climate-change resilient, food secure South Africa in the following ways:

ENGAGE

Engage with stakeholders across sectors to share knowledge and align with other initiatives.

ADVOCATE

An overhaul of the legislative framework; registration of safe alternatives; effective regulating & monitoring of agrichemicals.

RESEARCH

Research the usage and impacts of agrichemicals, as well as information on safe alternatives.

Empower

Empower those affected by unsafe exposure with information and support to change or tools for recourse.

SUPPORT

Support aligned initiatives, and farmers wanting to transition away from agrichemicals.

ACTIVATE

Develop public awareness campaigns and inspire activities that mobilise support for safe and fair industry practices.

EDUCATE

Provide info on risks, impacts, safety, alternatives, and our constitutional rights.

STOP

The the use of Highly Hazardous Pesticides, double standards, and the systematic breach of constitutional rights.

Members & Supporters

Other Uses of Agrichemicals

Residential

Used domestically in homes and gardens, paints, and handwashes.

Transportation

For insect control on aeroplanes, and on the hulls of ships to prevent barnacles.

Borders

For foot-and-mouth disease.

GROUNDS

In public spaces, parks, grounds, sports fields and golf courses.

HOSPITALITY

As pest control in hotels and hospitality institutions.

 

TOWNSHIPS

Sold by street traders in the informal market for pest control in townships.

 

MOSQUITO CONTROL

For malaria prevention.

 

VETERINARY

In veterinary applications for animals.

Forestry

Used to clear alien vegetation, roadsides, and on treated timber.

User Submitted Incidents

Reports of illegal contamination incidents, poisonings, and misuse.

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UnPoison Webinars

UnPoison facilitates information sharing webinars for public benefit covering the full spectrum of agrichemical impacts with the broadest range of stakeholder participants.

Upcomming Events

TBC

2021

UnPoison Our Water

This webinar will discuss the contamination of our water and how it affects our health, environment, and water security. 

TBC

2021

UnPoison Our Staples

This webinar examines the health and environmental impacts of wheat and maize production which make up South Africa’s staple crops. 

TBC

2021

UnPoison Our Funding

In this webinar we examine how funding mechanisms shape the food system such as government subsidises and funding, industry funding educational institutions, sector investment, and bank loans.

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