Discussion Board Topic 2: Should We Use Pesticides?

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:

  1. “Should we use pesticides?  Why or why not?”.  You could use a specific pesticide as your example or generalize all pesticides impacts. 
  2. Are there benefits or hazards from using pesticides?  Such as? 
  3. Weigh the pros and cons to pesticide use.
  4. What are the environmental impacts, both pro and con, and what are the health impacts?