Viewpoint: Irrational pesticide fears discourage produce consumption and increase cancer risk | Genetic Literacy Project

Fostering fear doesn’t help us eat healthier
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/06/29/viewpoint-irrational-pesticide-fears-discourage-produce-consumption-and-increase-cancer-risk/

With consumers still fearful of synthetic chemicals, biotech firms spend billions on biopesticide development | Genetic Literacy Project

Major players like Bayer and start-up companies are spending billions to identify fungi, bacteria and organic compounds in plants that can control the
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/04/13/with-consumers-still-fearful-of-synthetic-chemicals-biotech-firms-spend-billions-on-biopesticide-development/

This health writer used to fear the ‘Dirty Dozen.’ Here’s why she quit worrying about pesticides on food | Genetic Literacy Project

I have a confession: My shopping and eating habits have been influenced by the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15” lists. And I’m a journalist who’s been
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/04/08/this-health-writer-used-to-fear-the-dirty-dozen-heres-why-she-quit-worrying-about-pesticides-on-food/

Viewpoint: Bees and pesticides—Europe’s precautionary rules neglect science, hinder sustainable farming | Genetic Literacy Project

A core element of EU environmental law is the precautionary principle (PP), which theoretically requires regulators to err on the side of caution when
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/04/03/viewpoint-bees-and-pesticides-europes-precautionary-rules-neglect-science-hinder-sustainable-farming/

Podcast: Coronavirus and food safety; debunking the ‘Dirty Dozen’; COVID-19 cure worse than the disease? | Genetic Literacy Project

As the world takes unprecedented measures to blunt the coronavirus pandemic, some commentators argue ‘the cure is worse than the disease’ as it relates to
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/03/31/podcast-coronavirus-and-food-safety-debunking-the-dirty-dozen-covid-19-cure-worse-than-the-disease/

California grows 90% of America’s fresh strawberries. Does pesticide dependence threaten the industry’s future? | Genetic Literacy Project

gricultural abundance is a pillar of the California dream. In 2016 the state turned out more than US$45 billion worth of meat, milk and crops. Long before
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/04/01/viewpoint-california-grows-90-of-americas-fresh-strawberries-pesticide-dependence-threatens-the-industrys-future/

Spray-on ‘vaccine’ could protect food crops from pests in countries that ban GMO disease-resistant plants | Genetic Literacy Project

In August 2019, a research group …. announced the development of a rapid and reliable approach to creating a “vaccine” for plants. It can be sprayed on
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/02/25/spray-on-vaccine-could-protect-food-crops-from-pests-in-countries-that-ban-gmo-disease-resistant-plants/

EPA approves continued use of controversial neonicotinoid insecticides, with added restrictions to protect bees | Genetic Literacy Project

The EPA announced it supports the continued use and registration of neonicotinoids, a class of insecticides linked to declines in bees, aquatic insects
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/02/03/epa-approves-continued-use-of-controversial-neonicotinoid-insecticides-with-added-restrictions-to-protect-bees/

What’s missing from claims that neonicotinoids are killing bees, birds and fish? | Genetic Literacy Project

Criticism of pesticides is often undeserved — and sometimes absolutely bizarre.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/12/17/whats-missing-from-claims-that-neonicotinoids-are-killing-bees-birds-and-fish/