Takken cites three scientific and technological developments , which could be very important: the main developments in the field of molecular biology, the great progress that has been made with chemical ecology and the new developments in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing. Takken proposes the development of of a strategy. Specifically with the insects and ticks that are responsible for many diseases in humans and animals.
This led to DDT in many countries, which in turn meant that the control of the disease forbidden stopped 1969 1969 and 1999.. Each year 4 billion people are exposed to to malaria worldwide and infects 500 to 600 million. First, in the 1940s and 1950s, the disease was combated very successfully with DDT. However, it gradually became clear that the insects resistant to DDT and that this pesticide had very negative effects on human health and the environment. Continue reading “Takken cites three scientific and technological developments.”