Nova Season 5 Episode 16 – The Insect Alternative

Air Date : May 24 1978 | 52 Views | 0 comment(s)

Summary: In a world that each year loses up to 40 percent of its crops to insects, some form of pest control is desperately needed. But chemical pesticides have backfired. Pesticide-resistant insects frequently develop, and previously harmless insects have become devastating infestations. Farmers have found themselves trapped on a “pesticide treadmill”—the more they spray, the more they have to spray. NOVA examines several alternatives for pest control.

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