Smith, J. (2009, January 13). EU assembly votes to ban toxic pesticides. Reuters.com,
Retrieved October 1, 2009 from http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSTRE50C5GH20090113
Smith’s (2009) article " EU assembly votes to ban toxic pesticides " states the report that European Parliament members voted last week to prohibit some of the most toxic and dangerous pesticides to improve human health. The European Union put a list of active ingredients of pesticides that will ban from circulating in the market because of gravity on human health, and that list will provide the basis for national EU governments to license each pesticide. The report said that will prevent spraying of pesticides from air and will prevent using pesticides near water sources. Europe's pesticide industry has fear, and says the new law will remove products from the market that have been used safely for years. Scientists said that using certain numbers of pesticides to control pests would cause problems of pest that are resistant pest to pesticides after a short time. The report shows that the new law will affect the production of vegetables and cereals.
I agree with the information in this article. There are many kinds of pesticides over all the world. Many countries produce pesticides but do not use them on their land. Each country has organized rules about using pesticides. Governments should provide many kinds of pesticide to markets to prevent pest that are resistant pests to pesticides. For example, Aphid is an insect that has a generation each week, which means aphids can establish very fast resistant generations. In addition, housefly has short life cycle, which means it can establish a new generation each week. Agricultural and health organizations must monitor crops, pests, and pesticides for the safety of humans, crops, and markets. My country prohibits dangerous pesticides, which have a toxicity level I (according to WHO). Libya has been using a low amount of toxic pesticides since 1990. We have a specialist committee that makes pesticide rules. Our home is located in North Africa, which means that pests have the ability to grow in population in a short time because of high temperature. Libya should provide a local market to many pesticides for prevent resistant pests from become resistant to pesticides.