You Pest By Isabel Cutter
Eighty-two pesticides are banned in the EU on health and environmental grounds – but not in the US. Among these 82 pesticides are permethrin, the broad spectrum insecticide that is classed as a likely carcinogen and suspected endocrine disruptor, and atrazine, a herbicide thought to affect the immune system, which has also been linked to birth defects.
News from the Guardian 29 January 2017
Bees, butterflies and other pollinators are increasingly under threat from human activities and countries must transform their agricultural practices to ensure global crop production can meet demand and avoid substantial economic losses, the United Nations Conference on Biological Diversity heard today.
Without pollinators, crops such as coffee, cacao and apples would drastically suffer, and changes in global crop supplies could increase prices to consumers and reduce profits to producers, resulting in a potential annual net loss of economic welfare of $160 billion to $191 billion globally.
News from the United Nations 6 December 2016
Episode ready 7th February 2016 think about your opnions to save the earth protocol treaty
Meanwhile at the farm the Thunderbolt Helicopter lands on the farm land. Lena & her gang from the League of assassins disembarks.
Lena: I am ready for the GMO food trail tests.
Talia: Lab squints 1 and 2 H class destroyers load the equipment into the car. We will greet the cops on arrival.
Lena: 5:30 p.m. arrivals after we have done the homework.
Dust can be seen from the farm house as the military police inspectors arrival with their cars and helicopters. The servants wheel out refreshments as Talia leads the team out. Agent Tina steps out of the car with her clipboard and the squad behind her starts to unload the equipment.
Taila: Hello there I am Taila Al Ghul
Tina: Hello I am agent Tina Cassidy. Thank you for allowing us to sample the farm.
Taila: I believe you will find everything in order. We are willing to corporate. These are my partners Lena Luthor and Max Mercury. Please take a sit.
Tina: Please may you all initial the paperwork after you have read it.
These are my Agents Atom, Alexis and Jones The rest of the team agents Addams, Drake, Stone, Andrew, Emily, Wade and Wilco will secure the perimeter from the protesters as we run the tests.
Lena: The protesters have been trying to destroy our crops.
Tina: We will double our patrols.
Talia and her team sign the paper work ready for the inspection.
Lena: Shall we Tina?
Tina: Yes please. Agent Jones please board the helicopter and take aerial images of the farm?
Jones: The images are for photosynthesis imaging nothing to worry about.
Alexis: Please may you tell us which field has genetically modified seeds and which one is from natural seeds?
Max: The right is the GMO variety.
Atom: The is a safe distance to reduce crops cross pollination between the two fields.
Tina: Why did you chose to grow the GMO crops?
Lena: As technology advances the human species is taking advantage of the modern bio technology. The Biotech is helping us grow drought resistant crops.
Atom: Do the GMOs harm the environment?
Max: No the biotechnology advancements prevent that. This an official study of biodiversity.
Taila: The field is split into two after the test food trials the gap will narrow and cross pollination will be allowed by the world food program.
Lena: The media has been all over this farm like a rush writing articles based on non scientific data.
Alexis: We are here an independent science team here to test the crops today and change how society views the crops.
Lena: Please do take all the sample you need.
Taila: The seedlings came from the country of Kanata.
Atom: The colour markers have changed and the crop has more buds in the GMO field.
Alexis: The crops are attracting more bees.
Earlier today today the Laboratory Squints had sprayed the crops with a neutralising agent to denature the enzymes which show any poisonous pesticides in the crops samples. They also released extra bees. Bee hive industry is power. Muahahahahahaha!
Tina: Drill the 5 meter hole Atom for the soil sample test.
Atom: My pleasure.
Max, Lena and Taila look on in fear. Will the soil sample reveal the poisonous pesticides?
Back next Thursday 16th February 2017 17:30 hours after homework.
Author - Isabel M Cutter