The Benefits Of Toxic Pesticides?

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Toxic pesticides are commonly used throughout the world to rid gardens and large scale farms of pests that will damage their produce. Farmers spread pesticides by planes either in a form of spray or dust, but as a result, the particles often “drift” or spread through the air after applied to the crops. This drift is simply defined as the unintentional airborne movement of chemicals to a non-target area. It is proven that 95%-98% of applied pesticides miss their target, reaching nearby people and wildlife, waterways, soil and air (Miller GT). These toxic clouds are carried by the wind and deposited in places such as nearby homes, schools, and playgrounds. This makes it very easy for the chemicals to be ingested by people around the contaminated areas, which in turn causes …show more content…
As public exposure to toxic pesticides reduce, health risks caused by toxins will also reduce. Organic farming will ensure that people will not have to endure contamination of food, air, and water caused by conventional farming because farmers will rely on more natural forms of pest control. Along human health benefits, farmers will experience economic prosperity by converting to organic farming. The various benefits of organic farming for farmers throughout the world include a high premium, low capital investment, and the ability to achieve higher premiums in the market. Studies by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) discovered that farmers in Latin America, India, and China can benefit dramatically from organic farming and will help alleviate poverty in these nations. In contrast to the high capital investment required in conventional farming, organic farmers generally spend less on fertilizers and pest management techniques because they can be produced locally. Thus, the yearly costs incurred by organic farmers are

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