Tag: pesticide

Oct 23 2015

Pestcides in Organic Farming

About Organic Produce Organic produce has become increasingly popular in recent years, as consumers have grown more health conscious and environmentally aware. Many stores and supermarkets now have large sections devoted to organic fruits and vegetables. WHAT MAKES PRODUCE “ORGANIC”? Contrary to what most people believe, “organic” does not automatically mean “pesticide-free” or “chemical-free”. In fact, under …

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Jul 23 2015

Organic crops use carcinogenic pesticides

While the Organic industry spends Billions of dollars through different organizations leading with fear as an industry to get you to buy their products, they are horribly hypocritical. Below is a list of Organic substances, some far more toxic than anything you’ll see on a GMO (which is why about 90% of certain crop farmers …

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Nov 22 2014

A Meta-Analysis of the Impacts of Genetically Modified Crops

Background Despite the rapid adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops by farmers in many countries, controversies about this technology continue. Uncertainty about GM crop impacts is one reason for widespread public suspicion. Objective We carry out a meta-analysis of the agronomic and economic impacts of GM crops (PDF) to consolidate the evidence. Data Sources Original …

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May 23 2014

New Analysis Suggests GMOs Can Be A Very Good Thing

Results of a meta-analysis published in the latest issue of PLOS paint a favorable picture of genetically modified crops — which make a positive impact on farmers, crop yields and profits. The last two decades have seen several investigations into the effect of GM crops on things like crop yields, pesticide use, and farmer profits. A newly …

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May 22 2013

The presence of a chemical is not the same as presence of risk : Soapbox Science

Dr. Schwarcz’s is currently a chemistry professor at McGill University and the Director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society. He also hosts “The Dr. Joe Show” on Montreal’s CJAD and has appeared on The Discovery Channel, CBC, TV Ontario and other networks. Dr. Schwarcz has received numerous awards for his work, including the American …

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