1st Place YRE – Photo 15-18yrs: Licensed to Kill

submitted by St.Benedict College Girls' Secondary School Tarxien : Emma Louise Borg  for 15-18
dissemination(s): other, Participation in School Photographic Competition & School Open Day, school media, website
filed under Photos


Pesticides are designed to kill insects, fungus, bacteria and other organisms that feed on crops. These pests create loads of nuisance to farmers as they are vectors of disease and destroy crops. Pesticides and genetically modified organisms are the means used by some farming companies to ensure that they will get the crop yield they demand every season; no matter how it hurts the environment or the consumers. Some pesticides work by poisoning the pollen and nectar of flowers and this can kill needed pollinators like butterflies and bees.

Organic farming, in particular biological pest control, should be used instead of pesticides. For example, the larvae of lady bugs can be used to control aphids.

Butterflies and bees are wonderful creatures that need protection. These tireless insects do a vital job pollinating flowers, shrubs, and fruit trees. Their presence surely adds a touch of beauty and delight to our countryside.

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