Pesticide Essay Examples

Organic vs Non-Organic

What should I eat? That is the question on millions of American minds in the recent years. For years we have fallen for hype, forgoing one food type in favor of another, only to hear months or years later we’re doing it all wrong. More recently, the nation’s attention has turned to organic foods in… View Article

Organic vs. Inorganic Foods

Introduction Our world today is infested and becoming way more dangerous with all these chemicals. In an effort to increase productivity and confine bigger market shares, the use of fertilizers, pesticides, food additives such as dyes and additives has become so common that artificial ingredients are now outnumbering natural ingredients on many food content labels,… View Article

Is Organic Food Worth It?

Organic farming began in the late 1940’s in the United States, and in recent years it has seen a dramatic increase in popularity. The sales of organic food have been increasing by about 20 percent a year over the past decade. The general belief is that organic items tend to be better for the consumer… View Article

Is Organic Food Good for You

What is organic food? •(1) Organic food is food which has been produced to standards designed to keep the production more ‘natural’. Fewer, if any, chemicals are used and most pesticides are banned – when they are used they are very carefully controlled. •(2)Organic food costs more then non-Organic food. This is not always the… View Article

Organic Foods vs Conventional Foods

The purpose of this study is to test whether or not organic foods have more health benefits and are safer than conventional foods. The word organic refers to how farmers grow and process agricultural products. Farmers use nonconventional methods to fertilize, control weeds and to prevent disease in livestock. This study included seventeen studies in… View Article

Organic Foods

When we see the word ? organic’ on a carton of an organic whole milk or on a plastic bottle of Stonyfield Farm’s organic low fat yogurt, the words and phrases such as ? pure’, ? chemical-free’, ? natural’ and ? healthy’ naturally comes to mind, and there is little doubt in these assumptions. Organic… View Article

DDT – to Spray or Ban

A scientist named Dr. Paul Herman Muller made an insecticide-DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) in 1939. Although he was not the first to invent the chemical, he was the first to use it as an insecticide, when he realized it killed bug and insects (Davis, 1971). DDT was used to kill insects causing diseases such as body lice,… View Article

Environmental Effects of Pesticides

Over 98% of sprayed insecticides and 95% of herbicides reach a destination other than their target species, including nontarget species, air, water, bottom sediments, and food.[1] Pesticide contaminates land and water when it escapes from production sites and storage tanks, when it runs off from fields, when it is discarded, when it is sprayed aerially,… View Article