Across Europe, small rivers are now contaminated with traces of pesticides, and in US, pesticide residues are found in 70% of produce (Guardian, 29 May 2019).
Why do we need more of these frightening date to understand that there is serious problem?
This problem becomes immediately a serious threat to our health and therefore continuation of life on this planet. Glyphosate (Round up), genetically modified organisms and material, armitraz, neonecotinoids are some of the names of serious contaminants in our food.
Worldwide consumers remain in the darkness with regards to risks/hazards posed to our health derived from use of pesticides and their leftovers (residues) on the cultivated food crops. Pesticides are toxic chemical compounds, which can easily damage vital organs, or disrupt critical biological processes within human body.
As the time passes by, we have become so senseless that we do not see something serious things happening in front of our eyes, and we remain unconvinced that pesticides can be seriously harmful.
Organic farmers, growers and producers have to inform more and more consumers. It is their obligation to do so apart from selling their organic harvest or products.
We have found an interesting inititiative called PAN UK, a pesticide action network: promoting safe and sustainable alternatives to hazardous pesticides.
It is wise to develop more of these initiatives as soon as possible. Soon this world might not have anything which will not be contaminated with pesticides residues