Pesticides are poisons used to kill pests that can eat plants. They are often used on vegetables and fruits that we buy and eat. Pesticides have been thought to play a role in many conditions, especially those affecting children. ADHD and birth defects are two areas where pesticides are being studied as possible factors. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how pesticides are used, whether they may be harmful, and much more.
Industrial farming techniques may make it easier to find out-of-season fruit, but what are we giving up in exchange?