The U.S. still uses many pesticides banned in other countries

2020-10-14

A total of about 400 different agricultural pesticides were used in the United States in 2017, the latest year data is available. More and more pesticides have been used because they “contribute to higher yields and improved product quality by controlling weeds, insects, nematodes, and plant pathogens,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

However, the USDA noted, pesticides pose consequences for people’s health and the environment.

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Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, 14 October 2020
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