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Do we really need pesticides? - Fernan Pérez-Gálvez


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Annually, we shower over 5 billion pounds of pesticides across the Earth to control insects, unwanted weeds, funguses, rodents, and bacteria that may threaten our food supply. But is it worth it, knowing what we do about the associated environmental and public health risks? Fernan Pérez-Gálvez weighs the pros and cons of pesticides.

If pesticides are openly applied in fields, why do some insects evolve pesticide resistance while others don’t?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Fernan Pérez-Gálvez
  • Director Emily Collins
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Compositor Marisha Falkovich
  • Designer Minkyung Chung
  • Producer Jessica Peterson
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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