Are there any countries that still use DDT for their agriculture?



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    After DDT was banned in the US in the 1970’s other countries followed suit banning the hazardous pesticide.  Today no country officially uses DDT for agriculture, but in 2006 the World Health Organization promoted the use of indoor s[raying of DDT across Africa to control Malaria.  “According to WHO, in 2006 alone there were 247 million cases of and 880,000 deaths from malaria. Most of the deaths were of young children in Africa.”  In 2009 a United Nations Committee announced their intention to remove DDT as a control of malaria by 2020.

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