domingo, 28 de agosto de 2016

"Natural pesticides as dangerous as conventional": the new truth of agribusiness?

What makes two researchers in Lapland, Norway and the representative of the pesticide manufacturers in Southern Brazil say almost exactly the same phrase, almost at the same time?

One week ago (21/08/16), at the local news website of NRK Lapland, Norway, two researchers raised hell about the dangers of organic agriculture, declaring that natural chemical substances are as dangerous as synthetically obtained chemical substances. Thus, all that discourse about organics not being sprayed was just talk: organic production can be sprayed, so in practice is as dangerous as conventional agriculture.

Pyretrin from the Chrysanthemum is a natural pesticide. Picture: Eleonora Enking/Flickr (CC)