Most of the chemicals in nonorganic agriculture are used for controlling pests and diseases, and despite the organic sector holding more than 12 million hectares of land in Australia, chemical farming still accounts for more than 99% of the food we eat – which means unless you follow a strict organic diet, you’re eating chemicals on a daily basis. But at what cost?

In this article we look at some of the substances that are commonly used in chemical farming, and how they might affect you and the environment.

Read the article in Summer – Week 8.