Farmer’s perspective: In defense of judicious use of agricultural pesticides – Genetic Literacy Project

I’m no stranger to the controversy that surrounds pesticide use. However, I’d love a chance to explain the benefits I see and my thoughts on the negative perceptions.
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Viewpoint: No, trace pesticides do not make fruits and vegetables unhealthy – Genetic Literacy Project

A recent article in the French daily Le Monde speaks of a study with “impressive” conclusions. Reading it, there is reason to be worried since it does
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Viewpoint: Claiming natural pesticides are ‘good’ and synthetic pesticides are ‘bad’ misses the science — it’s the dose that matters – Genetic Literacy Project

Some folks rave about food grown organically, erroneously thinking no pesticides were used in its production, whereas food grown with conventional
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Seed Speaks Video: Getting beyond the myth that synthetic pesticides do more harm than good – Genetic Literacy Project

With questions about sustainability and safety from consumers, and efficacy and longevity from farmers, pesticides have many questions that need answers.
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Pesticide residues ‘do not pose a concern for public health’ — FDA reaffirms safety of conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables – Genetic Literacy Project

On October 20, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program Report. According to FDA, their
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Infographic: US honeybee population reverses declines, shows sharp 8% increase over past decade, documents USDA – Genetic Literacy Project

Over the last 20 years, the U.S. beekeeping industry has experienced significant changes that have included fluctuating honey bee colony numbers coupled
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Crop chemophobia I: Pesticides are vital to organic and conventional agriculture — but they can be misused. Here’s how to distinguish between legitimate concerns and anti-science propaganda | Genetic Literacy Project

It seems not a month goes by without an “investigative reporter” somewhere on the internet warning about the dangers of pesticides and
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Podcast: Should farmers embrace ‘natural’ organic chemicals to replace ‘synthetic’ inputs? Moving beyond the outdated debate | Genetic Literacy Project

As the benefits of biotechnology come to fruition, people are letting go of the dated view that we should be suspicious of chemicals and afraid of genetic
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 5: Soil health ― When synthetic pesticides are more sustainable than ‘natural’ organics | Genetic Literacy Project

Most consumers believe organic farming avoids pesticides and prioritizes the health of the environment more than conventional farming. However, this is not
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 4: How do organic pesticides compare to synthetic pesticides? | Genetic Literacy Project

Many consumers choose to buy higher-priced organic produce because they believe organic foods are not grown using pesticides and
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