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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 pesticides are known as herbicides nematicides and rodenticides There has been concern regarding the effects of chemical pesticides on human and on the environment ADVANTAGES The advantages of pesticides are to improve crop quality and supply and greatly improved Human health around the world Pesticides improve crop production and harvest productivity Pesticides also prevent diseases found in fresh fruits and vegetables as well Chemical pesticides now go through thorough and expensive test before government registration and release Pesticides sprayed onto crops can be washed off So it is very rare to get poisoned by vegetables you eat Poisonous and possible health effects have been verified New types of pesticides makes the use of herbicides or fertilizers possible and there is no damage to the crops Now many fruit and vegetable growers use fewer pesticides to protect their crop from pests so it is better for the farmers health With the use of pesticides more crops grow on our land The more crops we grow on our land the more we can gain from exporting our produce to other countries DISADVANTAGES The disadvantages of using the pesticides are for instantpesticdes cause a number of pollution problems through spray drift on to surrounding areas
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