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Supernemos: A Natural Alternative to Chemical Insecticide

| August 19, 2015

160313_OPM June 2015_Chw-FINAL_16jun15_page2_image1The precursors of modern synthetic pesticides were invented during the Second World War and some were originally developed as potential chemical warfare agents. After the war, the organophosphate compounds were re-used as general insecticides http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Pesticides.aspx; Their use is intended to improve crop quality and to improved human health around the world. The use of these pesticides in the 1940s and 50s, did improve crop production and harvest productivity. Synthetic pesticides also helped to prevent diseases found in fresh fruits and vegetables and greatly improved human health around the world.

This is an extract of the full article published in: Outlooks on Pest Management – June 2015 issue.

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