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This website by CropLife International provides information about pesticides as they relate to human health. The full lifecycle of pesticides is addressed – from testing and regulation to minimization of pesticide residues in food as well as farm worker safety and good manufacturing practices.

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Importance & Benefits of Pesticides

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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Pesticide Testing & Regulation

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

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Human Health & Pesticides

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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Pesticide Applicator Safety

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

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On World Food Safety Day, @WHO put out five calls to action on food safety to ensure that governments, food producers, and the entire supply chain are prioritizing food safety. Check out our GIFs to find out how plant science ...
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Researchers at @igisci are using gene editing to solve a major food problem in developing countries. Cyanide in the staple crop #cassava can cause the neurological disease #konzo, a disease of poverty that has affected hundreds of thousands of people. ...
It’s been 25 years since biotech crops first came to market. Since then, they’ve been a valuable tool for farmers, helped tackle food insecurity and climate change, and had a positive effect on many communities around the world. See the ...
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Can biotech crops, or GMOs, help protect the environment? They already do! Since they first became available 25 years ago, they have allowed farmers to preserve land by doing more with less. Here are some of the most recent facts ...
Thanks to integrated pest management tools, #farmers can target specific pests that are harming their crops using the best possible solution. https://t.co/pefohtcWtk

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