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  • Ye old right hand side needs to read into something other than pesticides on their animals.

    It may be great for your dog's fleas, but the stuff getting sprayed to keep insect populations in control is having seriously bad effects on the environment, particularly birds, and those animals that feed on them. To perhaps make it easier for the "no" side to understand, think about what would happen to your precious dog if it chewed on a pesticide ridden bird for a bit? Also try to remember that this world is not simply your's and your pets plaything.

  • Pesticides in agriculture should be made illegal.

    The pesticides in our world are damaging the ecosystem and will continue to do so if we can not stop using them. The pesticides and fertilizers that we use are not only harming the ecosystem, but also causing dramatic decreases in animal populations around the globe. Pesticides in farming can be transferred to many animals in a couple of ways. First of all, the animals could be sprayed with pesticides to keep harmful insects off of them. Secondly, the food and water for these animals could be very contaminated with pesticides and other harmful chemicals. Pesticides should definitely be banned considering all of these factors that contribute to a lot of deaths around the world.

  • Pesticide is killing not only pests but the whole nature.

    We are unable to control the spread of toxins containing in the pesticides. It seems like we are eliminating those unwanted insects, however, when we spray the pesticides, the surrounded environment would be affected, which means the soil and all the organisms that pass through the area would be affect by the toxin and would possibly carry those chemicals to other places, including our living areas. On the other hand, the use of pesticide is is never going to kill all the pests as we are not determined whether the pesticides had affected all the pests. If it does, some of the pests might even survived because they might have the genes that allow them immune from the toxins. The use of pesticide is actually trying to create a stronger generation of pests. There must be a better way to treat those pests rather than having pesticide damaging the entire ecosystem. If we acknowledge the negative effects of pesticide and continue using it because of its short term benefits, it just reveals that we do not have far sight and do not have the ability to solve problems. Take action to seek a better method, rather than stick with pesticide's benefits, stop killing lives.

  • Pesticide is killing not pests but the whole nature.

    We are unable to control the spread of toxins containing in the pesticides. It seems like we are eliminating those unwanted insects, however, when we spray the pesticides, the surrounded environment would be affected, which means the soil and all the organisms that pass through the area would be affect by the toxin and would possibly carry those chemicals to other places, including our living areas. On the other hand, the use of pesticide is is never going to kill all the pests as we are not determined whether the pesticides had affected all the pests. If it does, some of the pests might even survived because they might have the genes that allow them immune from the toxins. The use of pesticide is de facto trying to create a stronger generation of pests. There must be a better way to treat those pests rather than having pesticide damaging the entire ecosystem. If we acknowledge the negative effects of pesticide and continue using it because of its short term benefits, it just reveals that we do not have far sight and do not have the ability to solve problems. Take action to seek a better method, rather than stick with pesticide's benefits, stop killing lives.

  • Pesticides caused more harm than good

    Although pesticides were primarily designed to benefit the human community, these products had significantly provoked negative effects. As humans applied pesticides on farms, the toxicity had ingrained into the crops as well as the livestock grew on the farms. Also, we could never eliminate the pests because they would gradually become immune to the pesticides. I think it is better to adopt biological control as a method to regulate pest because it is a more natural way.

  • Pesticides effect not only the environment

    Rachel Carson once mentioned in the book, Silent Spring. "They should not be called ‘insecticides’, but ‘biocides’. The whole process of spraying seems caught up in an endless spiral." This quote stated that pesticides can be a weapon to harm every single organism through linking and relationships. Therefore, without banning pesticides there will be chaotic around the whole world. Regulation is not enough for maintaining the environment; people might eat foods that contains pesticides which directly effect our health. Scientists should try to invent new technologies to help improve the issue of pesticides.

  • Pesticides should not be completely banned

    Pesticides should not be banned completely because of its need in agriculture and the effect on the industry if banned. Pesticides are necessary for the production of large quantities of produce. If pesticides are not used the overall quantity of the produce will decrease because of the damage caused by the insects. The economy will also be affected because there is a whole industry revolving around the production of pesticides. If the banning of pesticides go through the whole industry will collapse, and there will be no doubt that there will be a ripple in the economy as a whole. Instead of banning pesticides, stronger control and regulation is a much better solution.

  • The negative effects of pesticides are far beyond our imagination

    The indiscriminate use of pesticides has hurt the nature badly and has caused the population of animals to decline rapidly. In fact, the effects of pesticides are far beyond our imagination. While people think of it as unhealthy, pesticides actually have a long chain effect, passing death from one to another. Not only will these synthetic chemicals distribute over the surrounding, but they will also enter inside animals’ bodies; the residues are then stored into our bodies when we eat, allowing them to hamper out bodies from functioning normally and causing all kinds of human illness. Pesticides can harm both the environment and organisms. Pesticides are not necessary; we can still live without pesticides. Yet, we will be facing all kinds of serious environmental and health issues if we still choose to use this agricultural chemical spray.

  • Pesticides caused more harm than good

    Although pesticides were primarily designed to benefit the human community, these products had significantly provoked negative effects. As humans applied pesticides on farms, the toxicity had ingrained into the crops as well as the livestock grew on the farms. Also, we could never eliminate the pests because they would gradually become immune to the pesticides. I think it is better to adopt biological control as a method to regulate pest because it is a more natural way.

  • Pesticides might kill you

    According to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, pesticides could greatly harm the environment. For instance, pesticides would contaminate water resources, soil, and other organisms related to water and soil. You might think that the water plant could clean the contaminated water for you before you drink it. However, most of the harmful chemicals within pesticides are too small and too stable to be detected or break down. Therefore, human are exposed to the dreadful pesticides at all time. As could be seen, pesticides could definitely do more harm than goods for human, so we should ban the usage of pesticide immediately.

  • They shouldnt be banned

    They shouldn't be banned because my dog sometimes gets flies all over her and they don't go away without the Pesticides! It helped a lot! Plus I am doing a debate over at the High School and other people in the class are doing their own debates of their own topics. Anyone who thinks they should be banned you need to go back to school/5th grade science class. If you think they should be banned then go kys!

  • Pesticides should not be banned.

    Pesticides should not be banned. I spent the summer battling fleas from two dogs that I have and pesticides and sprays are the only thing that kept me sane. If you are abusing it and it is making you sick, go blame yourself for not reading the directions but do not take them away from everyone because you can not follow simple basic instructions on a container. Instead of trying to get them banned, go tell your congressman that your a dumb idiot that needs to go back to school.

  • Cost is too high to be beneficial

    Although it is said that people can get cancer from pesticides, they could get cancer from other sources like diet soda or not wearing enough sun block or sun screen. Pesticides have been blamed for killing when in actuality, doctors are not entirely sure that their cause is only pesticides. Also the cost is too high to do without the pesticides because there would be insects eating our human food. There are enough bees in the world that a couple could pass and not be harmful to the environment.

  • No, just regulated

    Those who use pesticide above the current limits should be penalized with a hefty charge. If pesticides are not used, more than half of the crops will be infested and food will be become expensive and not available as it now. Natural pesticides are not that effective either. Plus natural is not always safe..

  • Dont ban pesticides

    People may depend upon the jobs and tax base that pesticide manufacturers, distributors, dealers, commercial applicators, and farmers provide. Next, pesticides play an important role in agriculture. It keeps insects and disease organisms like weeds away from the crops so that they don't die or get ruined. Without pesticides a lot of plants would be dying. And that causes a large economic issue. For example, in local supermarket, fruit and vegetable prices would increase by about 40% because it would be harder to produce organic crops. The farmers would have a harder time and would have to charge more. For the lower class people, this can be very bad for them. Overall, there would be a lot of problems being created if we get rid of pesticides.

  • Pesticide can be controlled without banning.

    I feel that we need pesticides therefore, I would be against banning it altogether. I am a firm believer that it should be controlled and that people need to educate themselves more on the harm involved in the use of them. I personally know of one person who lost his life because of the use of pesticides.

  • No, just stronger regulation

    The benefits of pesticides cannot be replicated with more natural methods, that is without debate. It certainly wouldn't hurt to be stricter with their usage, though. Test them constantly, make sure they aren't hurting us. Penalize people using them that hurt wildlife through careless distribution. They're very useful, they just need to be watched.

  • No, pesticide should not be banned, they allow the production of large quantities of food.

    Pesticides allow the production of large quantities of food. Without them, bugs and pests would take over our agricultural supply diminishing the amount of food we have available. This would cause a great increase in food prices and even food shortages leading to mass starvation. Pesticides are necessary evil in order to control pests.

  • Pesticides should not be completely banned

    Pesticides should not be banned completely because of its need in agriculture and the effect on the industry if banned. Pesticides are necessary for the production of large quantities of produce. If pesticides are not used the overall quantity of the produce will decrease because of the damage caused by the insects. The economy will also be affected because there is a whole industry revolving around the production of pesticides. If the banning of pesticides go through the whole industry will collapse, and there will be no doubt that there will be a ripple in the economy as a whole. Instead of banning pesticides, stronger control and regulation is a much better solution.

  • Regulation is the key.

    With out pesticide, million of people could died because of starvation. Pesticide provides a more efficient way to grow crops. In the past few decays, the world population has skyrocketed to the point where it is dangerous. Simply banning the pesticide can be an act that leads to a complete disaster. If one worried about the environment issues caused by pesticide, instead of banning, one should regulate it. Anything that is overused can be dangerous. Find the balance where the use of pesticide that is as equal to the capacity our environment can undertake is our number one priority.


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