Outline for Ethics of Pesticides and Insecticides

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Outline for Ethics of Pesticides and Insecticides Introduction: Pesticides, which were invented to destroy large quantities of insects that were harming crops, are actually causing a great deal of harm to the environment. This has been an issue particularly in the agricultural field. Farmers and those in the agricultural field have for a long time had to deal with insects which try to attack their crops and ruin their potential harvest. To combat these bugs, scientists were able to create chemical combinations which would kill the insects and then protect the crops which could then be sold and given to humans. These chemicals, such as DDT, were very successful and farmers had more to harvest than they had in years past (Wright 2007). However, there was an unforeseen result of the mass spraying of poisonous chemicals on the food stuffs. Human beings were negatively affected in a multitude of ways including contracting illnesses as a result of ingesting pesticides and also indirect negative effects. Because of this issue, the pesticides should be banned and non-chemical responses found to deal with the insect problem. Thesis Statement: Human beings were negatively affected in a multitude of ways including contracting illnesses as a result of ingesting pesticides and also indirect negative effects. Because of this issue, the pesticides should be banned and non-chemical responses found to deal with the insect problem. Major Points: Pesticides sprayed on food can get into
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