Although their negative effects are now of great concern to conscious consumers all over the world, many people don't realize that commercial pesticides weren't even available to farmers until the 1920's.
Desperate for a way to effectively combat the attack of insects and other pests that were invading their fields and destroying millions of dollars worth of crops, farmers greeted the development of chemical pesticides with supportive enthusiasm.
Of course, they were told that drenching their fields with these posions would have no negative effects on human healthy, so who could really blame them?
Now pesticide manufacturers are desperately scrambling to create stronger pesticides, as insects quickly learn to adapt and develop resistances to the previous formula.
Realizing that this was a vicious cycle that was likely to end up with humans and the natural environment on the losing end, an Israeli man decided that there must be a non-toxic way to protect plants from bugs while still allowing them to receive sun, water, and air.
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