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Natural pesticides — The next breakthrough in the global food industry?

Chemical pesticides have been an accepted part of the global food industry for decades. Since being introduced in the 1970s by Monsanto, products containing glyphosate have helped increase and secure the global food supply through widespread use. The chemical has become so indispensable to the industry that removing it from the agriculture system could potentially under nourish large populations. However, recent news such as reports from The National Center for Biotechnology Information that links traces of glyphosate to cancer and generate concern over how the chemical accumulates in the air, soil and water supply, has increased pressure among  the government to find alternatives to the chemical, and potentially ban its use altogether.  Read more....

 

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