Environmentalists: Pesticides spread for miles through the air

Measurements at more than one hundred sites have told environmental activists: contaminants such as glyphosate do not remain where they are used according to regulations. You can go everywhere. Conservationists have challenging consequences.

Passive collectors” this is the name of the machines that conservation activists have used to remove chemicals from the air for the last year and a half. As the Munich Environmental Institute reports, colleagues from the Alliance for Agriculture Suitable for Grandchildren have detected residues everywhere-also in the vicinity of organic farms or in nature reserves. Sometimes, at once, there were several different pesticides. According to Bär, glyphosate was present at all the measuring points throughout the collector. And in some areas campaigners have also came across contaminated sites, such as the long-banned neurotoxin lindane.

The Pesticides Way

Why don’t pesticides remain in the fields where they’re allowed? The effect of drift is recognized, i.e. when drops do not land solely on the intended field while spraying, but rather “drift” into the environment. This method of drift has been reasonably well studied and is explained for each active ingredient prior to approval. Some-volatile-pesticides will evaporate whether they are already on the plant or on the ground-and are carried in the air. The Environmental Institute is now working on a different possibility.

The third way
The transport of dust particles is a significant new variant. This has been researched by a professor at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. According to the professor, pesticides can be attached to tiny soil particles, which can then be quickly transported by the wind. In the study, the professor wanted to figure out if the compounds that bind to these dust particles have an effect on human health. The new initiative of the Munich Environmental Institute would not permit any conclusions to be drawn. It proves that residues exist, as well as mixtures of residues.

Organic farmers have suffered damage

What is certain, however, is that organic farmers are certainly suffering from misdirected pesticides. In either case, only organic farmers have worked in their environment. In such situations, however, the organic farmers are left with the damage, confirmed by Bioland’s cultivation association.

Strong conditions for organic farmers
Anyone that uses authorized pesticides must comply with the requirements. Every three years, TÜV tests the suitability of injection molding machines. In fact, farmers should be able to rely on the chemicals that are approved.

Demand from environmental activists
According to the environmentalists, the results of their measurements must now have consequences. Five of the most widely used pesticides should be banned, they say. And another requirement is that the approval procedures now urgently need to be adapted.

“Finds rare and harmless”
In Gemmer’s opinion “It is not just findings that are clearly rare; the concentrations found are so small that they are harmless to humans and the environment. Here, the topic is artificially inflated, “. Any material can now be measured in trace amounts.

Farmers need pesticides to save their plant that is being invaded by pests, but they should still make wise choice as to what pesticide that cannot harm the environment. There are a lot of varieties of pesticides. There are pesticides that are very detrimental, and there are also natural pesticides that can help reduce damage in the environment.