2500 B.C.: Pesticides – Technological Moments in Food History

12 Jun

Great Technological Moments in Food History – IEEE Spectrum.

2500 B.C.

Pesticides

The Sumerians create the first pesticide, in the form of sulfur, which was dusted on crops. (No historical evidence is available on whether this was followed by a demand for appropriate cuneiform-tablet labeling.)

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