The UK Off-Guardian reports:
“The volume of pesticide use and exposure is occurring on a scale that is without precedent and world-historical in nature. Agrichemicals are now pervasive as they cycle through bodies and environments. The herbicide glyphosate has been a major factor in driving this increase in use… In just under 20 years, much of the Earth has been coated with glyphosate, in many places layering on already chemical-laden human bodies, other organisms and environments.”
Pesticide applications in California grew 10% from 2005 to 2015 and is growing even much faster in large agricultural producers such as China (2500%), India (250%), Argentina, and Brazil.