World Map: How farmers in different countries use pesticides

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World Map: How farmers in different countries use pesticides

Postby admin » 2013-09-04 04:38:38

Pesticides have become an enduring feature of modern life. In 2007, the world used more than 5.2 billion pounds of weed killers, insecticides, and fungicides to do everything from protecting crops to warding off malaria.
And that’s led many researchers to wonder what sorts of broader impacts all these chemicals are having. Check out a world map that annotating how farmers use pesticides:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/08/18/the-world-uses-billions-of-pounds-of-pesticides-each-year-is-that-a-problem/

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