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How do we reduce pesticide use while empowering farmers? A more nuanced approach could help

By Jessica Knapp, Assistant Professor in Ecology, Trinity College Dublin
Pesticides threaten humans, wildlife and our environment. Food production must change.

But farmers are already pushed to their margins. Organic agriculture produces less food and requires more land. An immediate end to pesticide use will likely cause productivity to drop and prices to soar.

There’s no simple answer that makes pesticides right or…The Conversation

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