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Standing crops face threat from pests and insects. This is dealt with pesticides and insecticides, which are different types of chemicals. What is the major drawback of this method?



Your Answer
A

These chemicals reduce the crop yield.

Your Answer
B

It can cause pollution.

Correct Answer
C

The chemical is poisonous and can harm the health of the crop and the consumers.

Your Answer
D

All of these.


Solution

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C

The chemical is poisonous and can harm the health of the crop and the consumers.


Insecticides and pesticides are poisonous chemicals that can harm the plants and the consumers. They also pollute the soil where they have been used. Since most of these chemicals are not bio degradable, they stay in the soil and pollute for a very long time.

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