This article examines the overuse of pesticides in Puerto Rican agriculture and its impact on consumer health and the environment. The purpose of this article is to spread awareness about a topic that is unknown to most of the Puerto Rican population, but plays a significant part in citizens’daily lives. It seeks to promote further research into this topic to achieve a deeper understanding of these issues and find sustainable alternatives. The objective is also to promote organic agriculture as an alternative to the current over reliance on industrial methods of agriculture used by biotech companies.
Santiago, Xiomara B. Dr.; Rivera, Desiree; Pabon, Agnes; and Garcia, Arnaldo
"An Examination of the Use of Pesticides in Puerto Rican Agriculture,"
RURALS: Review of Undergraduate Research in Agricultural and Life Sciences:
1, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/rurals/vol10/iss1/1