Innovating for Safety in Pesticide Packaging

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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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If #farmers control weeds using #herbicides, they don't have to till the land. This leaves carbon in the #soil and out of the atmosphere, thus reducing the impact of #agriculture on #GlobalWarming. @CropLifeIntl
Our work shows an example of how we can bring food production closer to home, specifically in this case by allowing users to easily grow nutritious food in their very own kitchen. - Peter Bickerton, Plant Scientist #foodheroes @croplifeintl
#Innovation in the #crop protection industry has come a long way in the past 60 years, leading to big improvements in product safety. Today’s #pesticides not only meet strict safety regulations, they often far exceed them. This video tells more. ...
#DYK that #pesticides have changed? Today’s pesticides are 10x more effective than those of 1960 i.e. farmers can apply 95% less pesticide to achieve the same efficacy! #PesticideFacts #innovation #agriculture
Operation silver axe - which targets the illegal trade of #pesticides - struck for the fourth time seizing over 550 tonnes of illegal pesticides. @OLAFPress @INTERPOL_HQ @Food_EU @FAO @Europol @cropprotection
Innovation in #pesticide packaging protects #farmers and the environment, says Dr. Georg Heitmann @Bayer4Crops. Safety seals, spill-resistant caps and a logo engraved into caps protect against leakage and #counterfeiting. #PesticideFacts #CropProtection
"Like pesticide development, #pesticide #packaging is based on continuous #innovation," says Georg Heitmann of @Bayer4Crops Here are 10 ways the crop protection industry does so: #PesticideFacts
"The amount of food produced from every tonne of #pesticide active ingredient has increased by more than 10% since 1980," says @ShohamJ, consultant for @PMDConsulting. "In fact, yields across all #crops have increased around 60% since 1960. #PesticideFacts
There is opinion dumping on Africa, but Africa can decide on its own says Patience Koku at #CRISPRcon2019 We need to be able to choose for technologies without conspiracy! Farmers want to do what works best!
Scientists have to find a way to effectively communicate new scientific innovations in #agriculture as farmers just want to learn about the applications in a way they can understand says Nigerian farmer Patience Koku #CRISPRcon2019 #innovation @ScienceAlly @GlobalFarmerNet

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