Ten Thousand New Reasons Not To Worry About Pesticide Residues

  Each year, the farmers around the world who produce our food (fruits, vegetables, grains) get the equivalent of a “grade” on a giant “group project.”   For 2014 they got another A+ as they have for many years.  The “test” entails thousands of food samples, which the USDA collects from normal US […]
— Read on www.forbes.com/sites/stevensavage/2016/03/01/ten-thousand-new-reasons-not-to-worry-about-pesticide-residues/

Pesticide hypocrisy? EU edges toward banning glyphosate after finding it safe but clears organic copper sulfate after finding it a ‘public health and environment concern’ | Genetic Literacy Project

Of all the elements the EU considers in ag regulations, science gets the shortest shrift.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/09/04/examining-the-eus-contradictory-treatment-of-glyphosate-and-copper-sulfate-pesticides/

How biocontrol helps fight the Asian citrus psyllid – FreshFruitPortal.com

Dr. Mark Hoddle, an entomologist and biological control specialist at the University of California Riverside, offers some critical advice.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2020/08/06/how-biocontrol-helps-fight-the-asian-citrus-psyllid/

Viewpoint: Pesticides on produce aren’t dangerous. Ignore the ‘Dirty Dozen’ and eat more fruits and veggies | Genetic Literacy Project

A uniquely frightening time like this provides a great moment for us all to do what’s best for neighbors, employees, customers – the greater good. Conflicting with this sentiment, EWG’s annual “Dirty Dozen” list stokes our fears of eating fruits & vegetables with pesticide residues. But is EWG right? Or do the benefits of eating produce far outweigh these concerns?
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/07/24/viewpoint-pesticides-on-produce-arent-dangerous-ignore-the-dirty-dozen-and-eat-more-fruits-and-veggies/

Viewpoint: Are synthetic food additives dangerous? Here’s the science anti-chemical activists ignore | Genetic Literacy Project

Always take chemical advice from EWG with a grain of (inorganic) salt.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/07/17/viewpoint-are-synthetic-food-additives-dangerous-heres-the-science-anti-chemical-activists-ignore/

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/

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/