The Hidden and External Costs of Pesticide Use

@inproceedings{Bourguet2016TheHA,
  title={The Hidden and External Costs of Pesticide Use},
  author={Denis Bourguet and Thomas Guillemaud},
  year={2016}
}
A fair evaluation of the net benefits provided by pesticides is essential to feed the current debate on their benefits and adverse consequences. Pesticides provide many benefits by killing agricultural and human pests. However, they also entail several types of costs, including internal costs due to the purchase and application of pesticides, and various other costs due to the impact of treatments on human health and the environment. Here, we provide a comprehensive review of these costs and… CONTINUE READING

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