Thesis: Most people believe that the excessive use of synthetic pesticides and fertilisers is spoiling soil quality across the world.
A growing body of scientific research echoes this point. In Europe, the excessive use of pesticides over many years is believed to have contributed to the diminishing bee population. Toxins from pesticides have made it all the way up the food chain. A study in Northern Thailand found that up to 45% of farmers had small amounts of pesticide residues in their bodies.
So, the solution is switching to organic-farming methods and replacing chemicals with natural alternatives.