Investigate about pesticides and herbicides as mutagens and carcinogens and write an essay about it. The questions provided below are to motivate you to investigate about this topic; you do not need to answer them one by one. The essay must be at least five paragraphs long, and each paragraph must contain at least five sentences (you can write more than five paragraphs and more than five sentences per paragraph if you wish to do so). The content of your essay must be written entirely in your OWN words. Use in-text citations in parenthesis, APA style, if you paraphrase information from other authors. Paraphrasing is not copy-pasting or copying and changing a few words from other authors’ writings – it is writing it in your OWN words to explain the authors’ writings. Only when necessary, you can quote, but these quotes do not count towards the last tally of the number of paragraphs and sentences required from your OWN writing. You must cite at least three references you used to investigate about this topic at the end of your essay (use APA style).
Are pesticides and herbicides mutagenic and carcinogenic? Many of the crops – fruits and vegetables – that we find in supermarkets, have been sprayed with pesticides and herbicides. Are these pesticides and herbicides causing diseases and cancers in us the consumers? What about neurological problems? Are pesticides and herbicides responsible, for example, for the rise in autism, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, and other related neurological problems? How bad are pesticides and herbicides in mutating our human genes? How bad are they in mutating the genes of other animals? Are the companies creating pesticides and herbicides doing something about this issue or nothing at all? Can these pesticides and herbicides mess up our endocrine hormones? Are hormone-mediated disruptions caused in animals linked to pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, etc.? How bad is this situation, or, is it all an exaggeration?