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/
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/
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/
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/
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/