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Day: August 26, 2014

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Better Understanding of Beneficial Insects Vital for Sustainable Agriculture

by N. Selvam* Pesticide use is rampant in Malaysian farms to the extent that almost all beneficial insects are wiped off from the field. A visit to several farms and further discussion with Malaysian farmers revealed the sordid condition of Malaysian farms. Farmers here resort to pesticide to get rid of pest problems. Due to farmers’ ignorance on the significance of beneficial insects,...
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Poisoning the World with Pesticides: Dawn of the Second “Silent Spring”

A survey by the Consumers’ Association of Penang’s reveals that pesticides are still widely used in farms, threatening our natural ecosystems and farm environment. As consumers, we should not only be concerned of pesticide residues on the food we eat, but also pesticides’ widespread contamination and poisoning of the world. Pesticides use is expanding in most regions of the...
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