UK farmer and retailer The Co-operative Group is set to ban more than 20 new pesticides used throughout the world because of fears about their impact on consumers' health and the environment. The Green and Pleasant Land report published by the group, which was founded in the 19th century, claims that not enough is known about the chemicals to allow their use, and that consumers have already expressed their disapproval of pesticide use by choosing more organic products from the supermarket shelves. Furthermore, regulations governing pesticide use are inadequate, said the report.