- n. Plural form of pesticide.
“Despite advances in pesticides, fertilizers, and breeding, agriculture has “barely kept pace” with a booming population, leaving 14 percent of the world underfed.”
“The scare about pesticides is part of some convoluted International Demonstration Effect where Indian elitists want us to follow the same standards as the West at a fraction of the standard of living.”
“The realization that every time we eat non-organic processed food, we are ingesting unlabeled, hazardous GMO foods and pesticides is indeed alarming.”
“Most fruits are covered in pesticides, from apples to blueberries, to strawberries, so whichever fruits your child favors, purchase organic.”
“Generations of cattle owners who dipped their livestock in pesticides ended up killing not only the ticks that feast on them, but also the red-billed oxpeckers that eat the ticks.”
“But Taylor and other scientists are concerned that "hormone-disrupting" chemicals, such as those used in pesticides and even common plastics, could cause similar problems.”
“Tests had excluded the presence of a virus or bacteria, leading Landos to suspect that pesticides from a neighbouring macadamia nut farm were to blame ...”
“EPA orders Scotts to stop selling certain pesticides [EPA] (Thanks, Greg!)”
“While foods found there may not contain pesticides, they may well have traveled over 500 miles via fossil-fuel-guzzling, smoke-belching vehicles in order to rest, deceptively pristine, in a rustic-looking crate.”
“EnlargeBy Lisa Nipp for USA TODAYAlex Wells explains to Jonathan Chehanske, left, and Lauren Whiteman, both of Brigantine, N.J., which vegetables are highest in pesticides while staffing the Environmental Working Group's booth at the Green Festival.”
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