The Environmental Repercussions of Pesticides on Food

Bioaccumulation of pesticides on food can lead to a much higher concentration of toxins in the environment than is originally intended, with disastrous consequences.

American robin
Birds like this robin and other predators often pay the price for relatively low-concentration application of pesticides on food crops, as the toxins bioaccumulate in prey animals and ultimately reach the upper levels of the food chain.
Photo by Fotolia/Andrea Izzotti