Agricultural production increasingly uses pesticides to control pests and other crop problems. Such products are, in general, toxic and leave residues in food and soil, contaminating not only groundwater, but also the food chain. On the other hand, there is a growing prospect of a healthier diet, organic farming, that has a high cost when compared to foods grown with synthetic chemicals.
Through an innovative technology, we intend to study economically and socially significant pests for agriculture in Brazil, with the aim of developing a specific biopesticide for local agriculture. We believe that our approach can represent a paradigm shift in the treatment of agricultural pests.