Pesticide choice shouldn’t be about allegiance. It’s about what works and what doesn’t. Let’s dispense with the organic/conventional pesticide rivalry.
If activists are so concerned about the environment and pollinator health, why are they fighting so hard to block the improved insecticide sulfoxaflor?
When one asks the question, “Is pesticide use up or down in the U.S.?” the answer about pesticide trends is more complicated than a simple “yes” or “no.”
Silent Earth author David Goulson presents like a trustworthy scientist, but he’s a trustee for an anti-pesticide group and is far from unbiased.
Norman Borlaug’s work during the Green Revolution inspired others to duplicate his results with other crops, including rice in South and East Asia.