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Tommy Nguyen Derrick Hindery International Studies 280 6 June 2013 Pesticides Pesticides should be banned from use due to the heavy negative effects outweighing the positive properties pesticides provide. The creation of pesticides was brought upon by the annoyance of insects, weeds, and unwanted fungus. Pesticides came together with one goal and mission. The goal would be to eliminate unwanted bugs, and other pesky nuisances. These pests can destroy about half of the world’s food supply...

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Pest and Pesticides

 Pest and Pesticides For centuries, pests have been feasting on crops and not only decreasing a farmer’s crop yield, but also spreading diseases that can even be deadly. Mosquitos, like the one to the left can carry many diseases such as West Nile and malaria.1 There are so many pests from insects such as beetles, which feed off of crops such as the potato plant (left), and mosquitos (left) to rodents such as rats that “even with extensive use of pesticides, a substantial amount of damaged...

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Safe Pesticide Handling

increasing demand for agricultural produce compounded with the same piece of land, declining soil fertility, insufficient budgetary support, and the undeniable climate change; have forced the farmer to resort to intensive use of fertilisers and pesticides. But how knowledgeable and skilled are the farmers about these agrochemicals? Are the shop operators (agro dealers) qualified to sell these agro chemicals and offer sufficient advice to these farmers? How often does a farmer get to talk to an extension...

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Pesticide: Kill and Radish Extract

Dulag National High School Dulag, Leyte Pesticide From Radish ( Raphanus Sativus ) Extract A research proposal Submitted to: Glendale B. Lamiseria In partial fulfillment of the Subject Entitled Research and Statistics By: Julie Glynes P. Lumpas II-SSC October , 2012 Rationale of the Study Radish is an annual herb widely grown for its edible fleshy, hot tasting roots maybe red, white or purple. Radish is a coarse annual crop plant. Roots are fleshy, pungent and variable...

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Ddt and Pesticides

publishing of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring in the 1960s, argues that DDT and pesticides caused cancer and also there has been concern regarding the effects of chemical pesticides on the environment. In the environment, the biological concentration of chemical pesticides tends to increase the higher the animal is in the food chain. DDT, for example, severely reduced the rate of reproduction in many fish and birds. Most of the pesticides can also harm people either directly or indirectly through the food chain...

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Rachel Carson and the Fight Against Indiscriminate Pesticide Use

Final Essay: Rachel Carson and the Fight Against Indiscriminate Pesticide Use May 10, 2012 Prompt: Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was a controversial piece of work when it was published in 1962. Explain why this was so and why Carson’s work remains the subject of some controversy today. In her 1962 book, Silent Spring, Rachel Carson details the dangers of indiscriminate pesticide use, which had “already silenced the voice of spring in countless towns in America” (Carson (1962) page 3). ‘Miss...

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Risk Assessment of Malathion Pesticide Application

ASSESSMENT OF MALATHION PESTICIDE APPLICATION HAZARD IDENTIFICATION: West Nile virus (WNV) is a dangerous nervous system disease that spreads primarily by mosquitoes (2007). According to data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2007), there were 4,269 West Nile Virus cases in the United States in 2006 and 177 were fatalities. The West Nile Virus does not discriminate from the rich, the poor or the uneducated. By administering the application of harmless pesticides we can not only...

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The disadvantages and advantages of pesticides.

PESTICIDES IN OUR ECONOMY INTRODUCTION A pesticide is a material used to kill or reject a pest. Pesticides have disadvantages and advantages. They are able to restrain pests, but it can also kill other organisms as well. Not only do they affect animals but they can effect us, as humans. A pesticide is a biological, physical, or chemical agent used to kill plants or animals that are harmful to people. The name pesticide is generally applied only to chemical agents. Examples of different...

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The Effect of Pesticides on the Environment

Humans have been battling against pesticides for over 8,000 years (Lee 11). Finally, after many years, Paul Muller invented “the wonder pesticide”, which saved thousands of people during World War II by killing typhus-carrying lice and malaria-carrying mosquitoes (DDT 1). However, don’t be fooled be the hero story of Paul Muller, pesticides can be beneficial; however they also have negative effects. One of the disadvantages of pesticides is that they travel all throughout the food chain. Despite...

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Environmental Effects of Organic vs. Industrial Agriculture

shortcuts made there are mistakes that are also made. Pesticides have become a humongous resource in the agriculture community. Pesticides exemplify how to produce in a lazy way. They cause the grounds to get taken off their natural path of growth. The surrounding areas are being altered from pesticides from farms. The applied pesticides are being spread accidently and alter the plants that inhabit those areas. The runoff from the pesticides isn’t always a bad thing. They control weed growth, increase...

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