NewsDaily: Pesticide use ramping up as GMO crop technology backfires: study

NewsDaily: Pesticide use ramping up as GMO crop technology backfires: study.

It’s not that pesticides are bad for you, though they surely are, especially for those most vulnerable and those applying them or living downwind and down-stream from their immediate application. What really bothers me is the sheer lack of foresight evidenced by those who could regulate these practices. 

It’s a governmental duty: to step out of the market’s immediacy and to look to what is desirable for the populace not just this or next quarter or year but actually decades in the future. Sadly, nearly all governmental models extant are not predicated on such foresight’s desirability or even possibility. Arguably, China’s is more forward looking but as a short look at the Three Gorges Dam project suggests, that look deprecates the consequences of environmental effects and works.