The news is full of news of changes in agriculture in the country, but perhaps no news is more disturbing for the farmer than the fact that there are plans to put a ban on pesticides.
Agrochemical use is a huge problem in India. It’s been reported that more than 2.5 million farmers in the country use pesticides on their fields, many of which are banned or restricted. Many of these farmers are also the ones who are using chemicals to increase productivity.
Pesticides have been banned in many parts of the country for years. That is no longer the case. Instead, the government is now considering a ban on pesticides, but only for certain types of crops. It’s also suggested that farmers will be allowed to use some pesticides, but only so as to prevent a disease from going rampant. In some areas of India, farmers have been using pesticides to stop the spread of wheat rust, which has taken over the area.
The idea behind the move is sound, but the reality is that the ban would be limited to a select few crops. The reason why wheat rust is so dangerous is because of the bacteria that develops in the soil when it’s exposed to the chemicals used to control weeds. The bacteria is an opportunistic, fast growing organism that can grow in the absence of any kind of natural defenses.
It is believed that the farmers who are using pesticides were unaware of the danger they were creating until it was too late to do anything about it. The pesticide has a tendency to turn the plant’s own defenses against it, and that’s what’s causing the problem.
The report is just the latest example of how the world’s food needs are not being met, but the need for a lot more data and information to be gathered. The report also raises more questions than answers, like whether or not pesticides are the main culprit in this outbreak.
When it comes to the pesticide issue, the problem is really simple. People are not even getting the full picture. They’re just assuming that it’s the same as everyone else, but that’s not the case. It’s a little hard to tell someone in India what their food is like in the US, much less in the world at large.
It’s easy to get a bunch of people to report on something by suggesting that it’s easy for someone else to do it. But when you start making claims that a group of people are being impacted by something, you begin to have to be more careful about what you say because it’s not as simple as a person in the US saying that its the same as everyone else.
While a lot of the stories below are going on in the US, its more common in India where we have stories based on “farmers” like us who are being killed by pesticide-free farmers who are fighting to control their crops. People who live in those areas, like people that have been killed by pesticides, are often the ones who actually go out for food.