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Pesticides: Cause of Plunge in Zoological Biodiversity

Author(s): Sindhusha Pedada*

Pesticides are chemical compounds that are harmful to creatures that impact the development of plants, such as fungus, insects, and weeds. Pesticides, on the other hand, help farmers grow food more intensively and simply, but they also have numerous negative externalities since they kill many animal species, including mammals, earthworms, and bees. Pesticides have been among the most harmful and long-lasting pollutants discharged into the environment. After decades of usage in agriculture, their toxicity and propensity to accumulate in soils and the food chain were identified, and these pesticides have played a significant part in the deterioration of natural resources, ecosystems, and biodiversity that we see today. Our pesticide-intensive agriculture practice has been highlighted as a significant contributor to biodiversity loss. "Pesticides can last for decades in the environment, posing a global danger to the entire ecological system that relies on food supply. Excessive use and misuse of pesticides causes pollution of nearby soil and water supplies, resulting in biodiversity loss, the extinction of beneficial insect populations that function as natural pest foes, and a reduction in the nutritional content of food.