Program by the European Union and carried out in partnership with the European Pesticide Action Network (PAN Europe), started in April 2019.
The project, which is planned to last one year since its establishment, but is aimed to be permanent, aims to raise awareness among producers and consumers about the negative effects of pesticides and alternative methods to pesticides.
The dictionary meaning of ‘pesticide’, which we have heard frequently lately thanks to Non-Toxic Tables; is chemicals used to eliminate the harmful effects of bacteria, viruses, and pests… In other words, agricultural poison…
The use of pesticides is increasing in the world and in our country. These dangerous chemicals, which are widely used in almost every aspect of the agricultural process, cause cancer, adversely affect the development of children, damage people’s nervous and hormonal systems, destroy the world, and poison water, and air.
Today, pesticides are applied 18.3 times to 1 pear, 11.3 times to 1 apple, and 10 times to 1 peach.
However, without using pesticides, a sustainable, fair diet can be provided and non-toxic tables can be set with nature-friendly methods.
The Non-Toxic Tables Civil Society Network brings together non-governmental organizations and civil initiatives from different fields while advocating for the use of fewer pesticides and the dissemination of alternative farming and control methods, whose working areas intersect with food safety. 100 institutions and initiatives work side by side in the Non-Toxic Tables Civil Society Network to reduce pesticide use and develop environmentally-friendly farming methods. Working together enables civil actors to have a stronger voice, share their knowledge and experience, and conduct a more effective campaign.
Toxic Tables advises consumers to be aware of their rights and participate in decision-making processes, and review their food preferences. The Non-Toxic Tableware Consumer Guide is also a very valuable source of information. On the other hand, it supports producers with alternative methods and techniques so that they can farm without using pesticides.