After taking about the controversy initiated by Rachel Carson over the exploitation of DDT and other synthetic insecticides, I became curious about current pesticide use in farming. Having said that, million pounds of pesticides are still being used in agricultural practices. It is important to discern between different types of pesticides as they have varying levels of toxicity. Organophosphates are particularly dangerous as they act as a neurotoxin and effect brain function. These types of pesticides are also on the decline, however, 33 million pounds are still being used annually and levels of organophosphates are still detected in food and the bodies of most humans. Another interesting fact that I was unaware of, was the use of pesticides in organic farming.
Pesticides and earthworms. A review
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By Henrylito D. Tacio Davao, 10 September While modern agriculture produces high yields, more often than not, it is not sustainable. Expensive seeds and farm chemicals eat into profit while pesticides upset the natural balance between predators and pests, and chemical poison groundwater and rivers.
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It includes the following: Pepper annum as organic pesticides, the insecticidal potential of chili pepper capsicum annum leaf extract against termites and it contains the chili capsicum properties, and the benefit of using chili pepper capsicum annum to the low-income farmers and its related studies. F Antonious, J. Meyer, J. A Rogers and Y.