Looks at the relationship between ill-health and the use of pesticides. It questions the way pesticides are regulated in Britain. The Ministry of Agriculture has a dual role as both regulator and promoter of agricultural production. The film examines the struggle by the farm workers union to have 245-T, with its deadly dioxin content, banned in Britain.
Made in 1984, but still useful for research purposes.
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.