A new study finds that farms could significantly reduce their use of pesticides without any adverse effects on production or profits.
And who is worried that decreasing the use of pesticides will hurt their profits? Big chemical companies (Dow), of course! They’re not as concerned about the environmental pollution to the soil, or the food, or the farmers who work so closely with all the pesticides.
Anyone bothered by the fact that Europe has much stricter standards regarding pesticide use than the US? In fact, we’re the #2 top pesticide consuming country in the world. It does affect our health, and the health of our children. What’s more, the EPA just took a step backwards regarding Chlorpyrifos.
We need to pay close attention to what’s going on, and not blindly trust our regulatory administrations to keep us safe.