In the third world the primary causes of ill-health are poor sanitation, inadequate housing and lack of food and water. Western farming methods often exacerbate these. This film looks at the effects of cash cropping and pesticides and how they are affecting health in Kenya. Part of a series of films A Picture of Health which challenge the notion that ill-health is a matter of only individual concern and cure. It argues that it concerns not only the medical expert but also society and change must come through political action.