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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 Due to the toxicity of pesticide, the risks often causes public outcry when considering the many health risks and environmenta RISKS Beyond the risks are the numerous benefits that often times go unnoticed by even the most observant members of the public. B Definition History H The development of pesticides when viewed from the modern era was extremely slow, and in 1939 only about 30 were registe History of pesticides relatively recently, this was tragic because farmers were helpless to protect crops from pathogens, like th H DDT, an insecticide that dominated insect control for a quarter of a century brought pesticides into the public eye. (3, p2) D In the Beginning, people used other ways for pest control including scarecrows, hand removal, traps, and hoe to remove weed Uses Whether to use pesticides or not Where, when, how, to what extent Examples DDT Chemical and natural Types of pesticides Law Regulations L Benefits Economic lower cost Food-nutrients Prevent disease P Although the Without fungicides, and based on literature review, "we conclude uncontrolled diseases would significantly lower U.S. crop pro Pound for poundAn extreme example of fungicide benefits is the artichoke industry in California. For every 1,000 pounds of ch Breeding methods and other "substitutes" used as alternatives to pesticide chemicals can expose consumers to greater risks.Breeding methods and other "substitutes" used as alternatives to pesticide chemicals can expose consumers to greater risks....
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