Scared to Death: Understanding the Difference Between a Chemical Risk vs. Hazard

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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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By applying a risk-based regulatory system for #GM crops - as other countries do - the @EuropeanUnion could meet its production potential for a sustainable future benefiting consumers and #farmers alike @EuropaBio @GMOAnswers @GMOinfoEU
FRAC (Fungicide Resistance Action Committee) is a specialist technical group of @CropLifeIntl . They provide fungicide resistance guidelines to help prolong the effectiveness of ‘at risk’ fungicides. To find out more about FRAC visit:
"The public obsession with the alleged dangers of #chemicals in common usage is unhealthy," says @JonEntine. "This #chemophobia can result in ... a decrease rather than an increase in public health." #PesticideFacts @CropProtection
The impact of recent #EU regulations has significantly reduced the number
of agrochemical active ingredients available to EU #farmers. Further reductions are expected, disadvantaging European farmers who have fewer @cropprotection tools at their disposal
For healthy food, we need a healthy plant. So how do we protect it from attack? Hear from our Head of Global Product Biology on how #activeingredients are designed to be effective + safe in targeting plant pests & diseases ...
Ethiopia's farmers provide locally grown and affordable #fruit and #vegetables that help local families eat a healthy and balanced diet. But these farmers also need help eliminating #pests and #weeds to ensure a healthy #harvest! #cropprotection @SNV_AGRI
Meeting the growing demand for #food is one of many challenges that #farmers are facing daily. In order to ensure high yielding #harvests, farmers need help protecting their crops from weeds, pests and diseases. @SNV_AGRI
#Pesticide #residues are measurable traces of pesticides that may be on harvested #crops if at all. Learn more in this infographic and at #PesticideFacts

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