Fields of harm

Sunday Express - - SUNDAY STORY -

Sus­tain­able agri­cul­tural prac­tices are the way to go, say ac­tivists De­pen­dence on chem­i­cal fer­tilis­ers, pes­ti­cides and her­bi­cides has led to im­bal­ance in agro-ecosys­tems In­dis­crim­i­nate use of pes­ti­cides is a threat to the sur­vival of many species of birds, preda­tors and ben­e­fi­cial in­sects, be­sides caus­ing resur­gence of pests Pes­ti­cides spoil the soil and wa­ter ecosys­tem, dis­turb­ing the en­tire food chain, which in­cludes hu­man be­ings On the other hand, or­ganic farm­ing builds fer­tile soil and con­trib­utes to pest and weed man­age­ment.

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