(by Sharon Selvaggio, Healthy Wildlife and Water Program Director)This blog is the first in a series that will explore new pesticide technologies – and what they mean for your health.
Pesticides are those nasty chemicals that come in jugs at the garden store, right?
Research and development in “plant protection” is resulting in a slew of emerging technologies straight out of science fiction. Merging genetics with biochemistry, the industry is figuring out how to force living things to produce their own pesticides.
Organic agriculture and other conservation programs help keep harmful pesticides out of our water. This benefits our multi-billion dollar West Coast salmon fishery, and makes agriculture safer for people, too.