What are pesticide residues?

Answer Pesticide residues are very small amounts of pesticides that can remain in or on a crop after harvesting or storage. Levels are typically very low, for example a few milligrams of pesticide in a ki... Read More »

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Do pesticide residues in food harm people's health?

Residues in food can harm human health because the poisonous chemicals that are in the pesticide gets carried through the food chain and the highest in the food chain gets the most effect as the po... Read More »

What is the pesticide pyrethrum?

Pyrethrum is a natural pesticide, containing chemicals which not only kill pests but pose a significant danger to humans as well. The U.S. Environment Protection Agency has conducted several survey... Read More »

What is a pesticide treadmill?

The term "pesticide treadmill" relates to the resistance of pests to the effects of certain pesticides. As more pesticides are used, pests have evolved to withstand certain chemicals. This resista... Read More »

What does pesticide kill?

Insects, bugs, little animals, plants, spiders and other arachnids, birds, rodents, fungi, bacteria, etc.