by Andr´e Leu —
Leu challenges conventional farming methods by refuting the myths that surround the use and understanding of pesticides.
He exposes the dangers of these chemicals and advocates organic practices as the most viable for farming in the 21st century.
The chemical-based conventional agriculture industry claims that the synthesized concoctions they sell as pesticides, herbicides and insecticides are safe when used as directed, but does the scientific evidence truly support their assertions?
Leu, an organic agriculturist and lecturer, delves into a wealth of respected scientific journals to present peer-reviewed evidence that proves the claims of chemical companies and pesticide regulators are not all they seem.
He translates technical jargon into layman’s terms to break down the five most repeated myths about pesticide use.
Independent scientific analysis shows that pesticides are not at all as safe as industry leaders and regulatory agencies claim.
The pesticide industry argues that human agriculture and, thereby, the global population itself, cannot survive without using pesticides and herbicides.
But Leu warns that human health is at risk unless we break free of their toxic hold and turn to more natural methods of pest and weed control.
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Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 33, Number 6, December 2014/January 2015.