There are short and long answers to this. The
short answer is: yes. In many cases,
insecticides can harms plants since they are
indeed poisonous. One of the big things going
on in genetic engineering right now is trying to
make plants resistant to insecticides. That way we
can kill bugs easily and not harm the plants. This
is a mixed bag: there are no known harmful
effects of GMO foods, and there have been many
many studies. But, sometimes this means farmers
use too much pesticide and can harm the land.
But without these pesticides, we would have more
famines and food shortages. It's a challenging
problem for sure, and one that is still being
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