Pesticide Misinformation Discourages Much Needed Produce Consumption

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Without crop protection, including pesticides, more than half of the world’s crops would be lost to insects, diseases and weeds.

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Pesticides are some of the most tested and regulated products in the world.

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Pesticide residues on food are very low if present at all and they are not established causes of specific medical conditions.

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Normal exposure to pesticides does not cause diseases or adverse conditions to those exposed to them the most – pesticide applicators.

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