Frightening to accept, that food needed by the consumers worldwide, in the supermarkets, still unprotected. Environmentalists have already been complaining for many years, the residues of dangerous pesticides in fruits, vegetables and salads. But other foods have major impact on pesticide shown to be dangerous to the health and the environment, stressful effects.
But instead of reducing the huge risks to humans, animals and the environment, this knowledge was finally point to recent studies, even those that have grown over the past two years. The so-called black list of dangerous pesticides has been increased from 327 to 451 pesticides.
It’s hard to believe, that in Germany, up to 30,000 tons annually sprayed pesticides on the fields. And while not all pesticides used are completely safe and pure, only for pest control, that are the consumers want from the government. After all, the third designated as the most hazardous pesticides (451 is used worldwide) and in Europe, where only the German consumer receive regular up to 17 different pesticides in their daily food consumption. Bon Appetite!
Basically we mean by a pesticide (from English) a chemical substance, are killed by the help of primary pests. In the conventional factory-farming, an everyday tool optimizes plant growth and harvesting of grain, vegetables, fruits and salads.
With these problems also fertilizers or pesticides can be used to match the yellow so-called list and show no negative impact to the environment and the human body. Responsible farmers also access this option to you.
Conventional food production
The conventional food production is now subject to huge price war. The globalization of markets enables farmers from our resorts hardly a healthy chance of survival. Increased use of high doses of pesticides is therefore essential for many farmers to get the absolutely necessary harvests and thus ensure its own existence to be able to.
Crop failures and low harvests lead quickly to the threat of a court. Therefore, plant pests, may have no chance to spread to the field goods. In contrast, today, however, the expensive, organic food production, unfortunately could not achieve consumer’s absolute support.
The reason for this is certainly an unstable labor market, which guarantees no reliable income, and thus only the cheap grocery shopping, especially at discount stores, allowing the majority of consumers.
Dangers of pesticides
Hazardous pesticide residues in foods are consumed daily around the world. According with it, which shares most of the people of a strong public health threat from unexpectedly? Solve the long term in pesticide residues ingested food from among the people caused cancer, genetic damage, limit fertility, contribute negatively to the immune and nervous systems, etc.
Furthermore, the pesticides harm our groundwater, endangering insects, birds and other animals. The natural cycle is severely impaired, and takes permanent negative consequences into account. One reason, why environmental activists constantly make loud attention to these deplorable conditions and ask the policy and the economy about acting to finally meet.
Consumers can protect themselves simply by the fact that they rely on clearly certified organic products in the grocery. Although not all of consumers can easily afford this luxury, therefore, the action of many supermarkets, which provide a wide selection of organic products at a price/performance ratio same as the conventional food production are commendable.
In addition, consumers will have to demonstrate against these abuses in food production. Finally, it is also about their health and the environment, which must be protected.
Many local farmers have also ask, why organic food in the direct marketing to the most favorable supermarket prices? A perfect way to strengthen both components: the financially fair income for farmers and consumers through direct sales, which are thus supplied with high quality food.