“…every year 220,000 people are killed by pesticides worldwide.” – Vandana Shiva, The Killing Fields of MNCs.
Causes of death:
1) Environmental and workplace contamination both on farms and pesticide manufacture plants.
2) Farmer suicides (particularly in India), related to the GMO market’s marriage to and reliance upon the agro-chemical industry.
3) Numerous cancers, auto-immune, dermatological, and neurological disorders associated with the synergistic effect of synthetic chemicals on the body.
From a utilitarian moral foundation, perhaps the worst of all evils.
Another good reason to go Organic.