This discussion post will have you examine whether or not we should use pesticides, the impacts pesticides have and have had on the environment, and the potential for short-term and long-term impacts. The questions I want you to answer are:
- “Should we use pesticides? Why or why not?”. You could use a specific pesticide as your example or generalize all pesticides impacts.
- Are there benefits or hazards from using pesticides? Such as?
- Weigh the pros and cons to pesticide use.
- What are the environmental impacts, both pro and con, and what are the health impacts?