Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A European View of Pesticide Safety in 2030

"No more pesticides, only solutions copied from nature".

BASF is a pioneer of the pesticide industry. It has added market share inorganically, apart from assiduous growth of its own molecules. This is evidence that the corporation is in the world pesticide industry for the long haul.

Read what a senior company executive has to say about pesticides in the year 2030:  

What is your vision for the future of pesticide safety? Personally, I would like to see a larger role for biological forms of control, with reliance on chemicals that can work in harmony with nature. I see Endosulfan, an innovation of one of the legacy companies of BASF, as an ideal pesticide.

I value your opinion.

Let us work together for pesticide safety, sustainable farming, abundant food, natural fibers, unlimited energy, and agrarian prosperity.

1 comment:

t-mos said...

Dr. Banerji,

You posted a comment on my blog in response to an article I posted from a newspaper in Oregon. The article in question discussed the detection of pesticides in Oregon waterways. Your reply pertained only to endosulfan, which I don't know anything about. The point of posting this article on my blog was to do with how some of the pesticides detected harm our wild steelhead and salmon populations. Endosulfan made the short list of priority pesticides, in other words, it was identified as a pesticide which could cause significant harm to our wild anadromous fish populations. You mention that it is fairly easy to remove using chemicals or microbes, and I assume you are speaking of treating the water for human consumption, but that is not the real issue. I think that trying to remove it from the rivers, where it is doing harm to fish, is likely a very challenging task and simply banning its use within sensitive watersheds is likely a far more efficient method of quelling the problem.