Why are synthetic pesticides bad?
The term synthetic is defined as: ‘something that is produced artificially; devised or fabricated to imitate or replace usual realities’. It describes something that does not exist in Nature but is instead man-made. Why are synthetic pesticides bad? Because they upset the balance of Nature.
Within the natural world, there are checks and balances in place to make sure nothing gets out of whack. For example in the human body, the immune system fights foreign invaders that would make us sick. Without these in place, a minor infection could kill us yet our white blood cells go about attacking infectious bacteria to keep us well.
Disease is a state of being unwell. It is dis-ease with ‘ease’ being a state of health. If the factors that cause disease are not natural, the body has no way to fight them. That is the case with synthetic substances. Again, synthetic upsets the balance of Nature.
Pesticides are defined as: products that are used to kill, compromise or destroy pests. Granted, pesticides can be natural but the vast majority of pesticides used today are synthetic. The boom in synthetic pesticides came after World War II and the best example of a synthetic pesticide is DDT. Ironically, DDT was widely celebrated and even received a Nobel Prize in Medicine yet DDT is the poster child of the dangers of synthetic pesticides.
As a synthetic substance, DDT entered the entire food chain and began wreaking havoc. It was used to kill weeds and the crop that was sprayed then had DDT in the cellular level of every aspect of the plant including the fruit or seed. Animals would eat the DDT-infused feed which then began concentrating in their bodies. Creatures higher up the food chain would eat the vegetation and/or eat the animals that ate the same laced food and the higher up the food chain, the DDT began bio-accumulating at alarming levels. And not just within regulated civilization either – the use of this unnatural chemical began to infiltrate the animals in the wild. Eagle populations dropped significantly and scientists finally realized that DDT levels in the eagles were compromising the hardness of the shells on their eggs, hence the reproduction of eagles was coming to a screeching halt. The eggs were laid but would crack way before the bird was mature.
This realization coupled with many other environmental disasters was pinned directly on the back of DDT and the government had no choice but to ban its use. Many generations later, the eagle population is stabilizing but the detrimental effects of synthetic pesticides remain.
In the human population, these unnatural synthetic pesticides are directly linked to many health issues – ADHD, Autism, Asthma, Cancer, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and many more. Not a good situation.
But there are natural pesticides that are exceptionally effective - Greenbug works great and it is made of nothing but ingredients from Nature herself. Greenbug uses cedar as the active ingredient – just like cedar chests and closets where you never see a bug. Greenbug is the ‘green’ way to wipe out bugs! And Greenbug is completely harmless for humans, animals, the environment and all beneficial creatures like honey bees and butterflies.
Synthetic pesticides cause dis-ease within our bodies and upset the balance of Nature. That is why synthetic pesticides are bad. Use Greenbug instead.