Pesticides and GM crops: the facts
We live in a world of instant communication and 24-hour news, where the power of social media alone means any story can be transmitted at the press of a button. Such technology is both exciting and fantastic – yet it holds dangers. Specifically, it has created the phenomenon of fake news, which enables one individual to release a fact, or facts, without any real verification. Essentially, fiction can now become fact.
There has recently been a particular media discussion, if that is the word, about pesticides and their safety. And while such discourse is welcomed, provided it is based upon proper science and evidence, stories and headlines featuring killer pesticides do nobody any good. Indeed, these articles are often accompanied by information far removed from verification and can cause unnecessary fear. In my opinion, nobody would advocate using any product that could prove dangerous, nor would it ever be allowed under national and international regulatory schemes.