The Harmful Consequences of Pesticides

Mao Zedong (Former Dictator of China) before his death in 1976 decided that the plague of sparrows was putting a large dent in grain production, so in the kind of short sighted, ill conceived wisdom that's apparently shared by Chinese dictators and American corporate agricultural CEOs Mao called for the elimination of sparrows.

The killing of the sparrows released a swarm of insects, a problem that effected agriculture much more than the damage done by the birds. So massive spraying programs were instituted giving birth to the pesticide industry. Watch this video to find out more:

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