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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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Obese is an Ethiopian #farmer. In the past #weeds & #pests damaged her #harvest, but she now attends farmer field schools to learn best practices based on #IPM. Watch how this experience helps Obese feed Ethiopia's #cities. https://t.co/6xo9OirqbA #FoodHeroes @FAOnews ...
Growth in agricultural output in the EU has slowed significantly over the last decade in comparison to previous periods. Find out more in the latest agbioinvestor report. @EuropaBio @cropprotection @GMOinfoEU @GMOAnswers https://t.co/TpqqEfNxoU https://t.co/rf2dHWAejV
Ethiopian farmer Abu Geda takes a break from the fields to spend time with his son Tombola Abu. Training in #cropprotection has helped Abu improve his yields, meaning he can better provide for his family. Find out his story: https://t.co/6xo9OirqbA ...
The #EU regulatory system works on different principles to regulatory bodies in other regions resulting in fewer #cropprotection products, like active ingredients, being available to farmers in the EU and making the region less attractive for industry R&D https://t.co/TpqqEfNxoU https://t.co/uB17RgVFL3
Farmers need help eliminating #pests and #weeds to ensure a healthy harvest. With @SNV_AGRI we've trained 248 Spray Service Providers in #Ethiopia through the Horti-LIFE project. Watch this video to find out how Dedefo helps #smallholders by training SSPs https://t.co/6xo9OirqbA ...
We have teamed up with @SNV_AGRI and the Ethiopian government to deliver training for three years, as part of the Horti-LIFE project. We're showing people how to use pesticides safely and providing training to Spray Service Providers. #IPM https://t.co/AL2AHliZX8 @CropProtection
We have teamed up with @SNV_AGRI and the Ethiopian government to deliver training for three years, as part of the Horti-LIFE project. The project has helped farmers double yields, thus increasing their net income by 140% #IPM @NLinEthiopia @FAOEthiopia https://t.co/AL2AHliZX8
Herbicide-tolerant #GM #crops reduce the need for tillage using less fuel and keeping carbon in the soil. Unlike other major agricultural regions the EU uses very little GM seed reflecting the lack of cultivation approvals https://t.co/TpqqEfNxoU @GMOinfoEU @EuropaBio @GMOAnswers https://t.co/SZiv7xTO1m
USA #corn production has developed significantly over 30 years, especially when compared to the #EU. According to the latest Agbioinvestor report adoption of new technologies like #GM seed in the USA played a role in this @GMOinfoEU @EuropaBio @GMOAnswers https://t.co/TpqqEfNxoU ...
Spray Service Providers are trained to apply and handle #cropprotection products, and provide their services to spray #crops for other #farmers. They can identify #pests, and know when, how and what to spray. Hear Abate, an SSP's, story https://t.co/6xo9OirqbA #FoodHeroes ...

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