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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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The number of people living in Ethiopian cities & obtaining their income from non-farming activities is growing. This places pressure on #farmers to grow enough #food to feed the cities. Find out more @SNV_AGRI #SDG2 #ZeroHunger #WorldFoodDay @FAOEthiopia
As well as improving resistance to pests or weeds, #GM can be used to develop drought or water tolerant #crops adapted to #ClimateChange & offers a host of other innovations that EU #farmers won't have access to. Find out how ...
Innovations are imperative to ending hunger and malnutrition: to have sustainable and healthy food requires innovative technologies, policies, and institutions says Dr Shenggen Fan of @IFPRI : #WorldFoodDay #WFD2018 #ZeroHunger
The seed sector is on a mission to make high quality seed accessible to everyone while meeting the challenges of a changing world, including climate change, emerging pests and disease, & lack of new arable land. #WorldFoodDay #WFD2018 #ZeroHunger ...
Collaborative action is needed by companies, consumers and governments if smallholder families are to earn a living income from the produce they grow on their farms. #WorldFoodDay />#WFD2018 #ZeroHunger @giz_gmbh
Today, more than 800 million people are hungry around the world, while one-third of the food we produce is never consumed. Ending food waste could be key to ending hunger! #WorldFoodDay #WFD2018 #ZeroHunger @MediaplanetUK @WorldResources
Up to half a million children globally are going blind every year due to a lack of vitamin A in their diets. In East Africa, plant scientists are working to biofortify a common crop, sorghum, to tackle this #WorldFoodDay />...
We're supporting @MediaplanetUK in The 2018 World Food Day campaign launching today at the FAO’s ceremony in Rome. Learn more by picking up a copy at the official World Food Day ceremony and reading online: #WorldFoodDay #WFD2018 #ZeroHunger @FAOnews
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
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 @CropProtection

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