The aerial fumigation of coca crops has not only been an ineffective policy to curb cocaine production but has also led to significant human, agricultural, and environmental damages in Colombia and throughout the Andean region.

Because of the grave effects chemical spraying has on local populations, a collection of NGOs throughout the world are petitioning to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for an immediate end to fumigation as a tool of the drug war, acknowledgment of the practice as a violation of international humanitarian law, and greater regulation of the agro-chemical industry.

To achieve these ends, the petition calls on the United Nations to provide leadership in bringing an end to this unjust and ineffective practice.

Please click here to sign the petition.

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