Pesticide choice shouldn’t be about allegiance. It’s about what works and what doesn’t. Let’s dispense with the organic/conventional pesticide rivalry.
As with so much else in nature, crop pests — including insects, fungi, and diseases — are not static. They are ever-changing and evolving, forcing agriculturalists to come up with new ways to combat and respond to them. One of the beautiful things about modern-day agriculture is the many ways farmers can diversify their arsenals […]
It blows Food Science Babe’s mind that people actually believe that alcohol can be made healthier by being “clean” or “organic.”
The pesticides approved in organic farming are largely natural ones, though a limited amount of synthetic substances are permitted While much about modern farming techniques centers around the use of synthetic pesticides (a catch-all term that includes herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides) on large acreage, organic producers of all sizes also use a variety of chemicals […]