The explosion of intensive agriculture over recent decades has entrenched and universalised the use of pesticides. Often seen as allies in ensuring predictable, consistent and high-yield harvests, is our trust in such synthetic inputs proving to be misplaced? Ben Snelson reports. Food security: A ticking time bomb From the air that we breathe to the water and food that we consume, pesticides are everywhere. Our society’s insatiable obsession with economic growth at all costs has placed pesticides at the centre … Continue reading Pesticides: On borrowed time?
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