Bio-Props and Chemical Engineering
Weedkiller is one of the most common chemicals used by crop farmers to control the growth of tall weeds. Over time, the use of chemical weedkiller has been implemented to manage the proliferation of unwanted plant growth. The widely used weedkiller produced by bio-products, chemicals manufacturers effectively eliminates the weed growth and helps in controlling the weed infestation. However, the wide usage of the chemical has many side effects on both the crops grown and on the soil and this has forced farmers to look for alternatives to the toxic chemicals.
Various studies show that the wide usage of chemicalicides has significant impact on the soil and on the crops grown on it. Therefore, several companies have developed bio-products chemicals that can replace the harmful pesticides used for weed control. The corn forage growers were among those who have experienced the major losses due to the weed-killing capacity of the pesticides. Many of the farmers lost their yields, as they had to switch to other agricultural products for pest management. The use of bio-products chemicals manufacturers in agriculture has helped the corn forage growers save their yield.
Several studies also suggest that the long-term use of the chemicals could cause severe health hazards to the consumers who consume the produce grown with these chemicals. Several chronic respiratory disorders like asthma and coughing are reported by the victims. The corn forage growers need to ensure that the residue of the pesticides do not enter into the food chain and remain safely inside the body of the consumers.
It is found that the residues formed when weeds are sprayed with the harmful pesticides can cause several problems in the human body including cancer. However, this problem has been addressed successfully by the crop production industries. It is safe to assume that any crop that has been treated using a bio-products will be safe from cancer. However, if the crops grown with bio-products contain hormones, then it will not be safe to assume that these hormones have no effect on the human body. These substances can interfere with the normal functioning of the reproductive system in both males and females.
Some crops grown with the above mentioned chemicals will also contain traces of cancer-causing pesticides that have entered into the soil. Thus, the consumption of these crops may increase your risk of getting cancer. One such example of carcinogenic contamination is the aftermath of the World War II when the United States military used hydrocyanic acid on thousands of acres of cotton plantations to kill hundreds of millions of acres of weeds and to keep the concentration of weeds at acceptable levels. During the herbicide treatment process, the residue of the chemical became known as dioxins and was later discovered to be extremely hazardous for humans.
In recent years, there have been numerous reports filed in courts across the world, asking courts to rule that companies manufacturing bio-products are not allowed to use known carcinogens and toxins in their products because of the risk that they present to humans. These products contain a variety of chemicals such as dioxins, which have been linked to breast cancer. The courts have been consistent in their views that companies cannot use such toxic substances in growing their food crops without significant risks. A recent study has shown that the residue of a popular weed killer called chlorpyrifos remains in potato fields that were once covered with the chemical. As a result, low doses of this toxic weed killer have contaminated the public water supply.