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My Oh My… Mycotoxins

Crops can be susceptible to fungal infections as they grow in the field, are harvested and are processed for the marketplace. Mycotoxins are poisonous chemicals produced by the growth of this fungi, especially in grain crops such as corn and sorghum, and if consumed, can lead to health problems. While there are hundreds of mycotoxins, […]

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Plant Biotechnology interview Jul 14, 2020

How Integrated Pest Management Keeps Crops and Foods Safe

Watch the European Crop Protection Association’s video on how crop protection products and other elements of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) help farmers ensure quality and safety for consumers in Europe and beyond.  

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Crop Protection Video Jul 14, 2020

What’s really in our food?

This blog was originally posted by William Surman (FoodDrinkEurope) on LinkedIn here. Consumers commonly question the ingredients used in the foods they eat. So how can the food industry reassure the public that their food and the ingredients used to produce it are both safe and necessary? William Surman (WS), Director of Public Affairs and Communications at FoodDrinkEurope […]

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Global Issues interview Jul 14, 2020

Repairing the Root of the Problem

Could Gene Editing Hold the Key to Food Safety? From a global pandemic to a changing climate, today’s current events are shining a light on the fragile nature of our global food supply. Innovation in food and agriculture is critical to ensuring people around the globe have continuing access to safe and affordable nutrition – […]

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Plant Biotechnology Video Jul 14, 2020

The Biotech Solution to Mycotoxins

Biotech corn has been shown to decrease levels of mycotoxins in the crop by almost 99%. Learn why and what it means for farmers with our new infographic.   You can find the PDF version of this infographic here.

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Plant Biotechnology Infographic Jul 14, 2020

Take Action for Food Safety

On World Food Safety Day in June, the World Health Organization (WHO) put out five calls to action on food safety to ensure that governments, food producers, and the entire supply chain are prioritizing food safety. Check out our GIFs to find out how plant science accomplishes this.  

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Plant Biotechnology Video Jul 14, 2020

Two Dietitians and a Nutritionist Talk Food Safety

Three Dietitians Talk Food Safety

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Plant Biotechnology Document Jul 14, 2020

European Union Pesticide Renewal Monitor – May 2020 (ES)

The European Union (EU) Pesticide Renewal Monitor is a document that provides an overview of active ingredients that are currently undergoing or are scheduled for the periodic active ingredient renewal in the European Union and it is prepared based on publicly available information. It lists active ingredients that have expired or are expected to expire, at the time of publication. This is the Spanish version. Click here for the English version.

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Crop Protection Document Jun 15, 2020

European Union Pesticide Renewal Monitor – May 2020 (PT)

The European Union (EU) Pesticide Renewal Monitor is a document that provides an overview of active ingredients that are currently undergoing or are scheduled for the periodic active ingredient renewal in the European Union and it is prepared based on publicly available information. It lists active ingredients that have expired or are expected to expire, at the time of publication. This is the Portuguese version. Click here for the English version.

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Crop Protection Document Jun 15, 2020

European Union Pesticide Renewal Monitor – May 2020 (EN)

The European Union (EU) Pesticide Renewal Monitor is a document that provides an overview of active ingredients that are currently undergoing or are scheduled for the periodic active ingredient renewal in the European Union and it is prepared based on publicly available information. It lists active ingredients that have expired or are expected to expire, at the time of publication. This is the English version. The document is also available in Spanish and Portuguese.

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Crop Protection Document Jun 15, 2020

How Climate Change is Powering Global Pests

Farmers worldwide have always had to work to protect their crops from insects, which, if unchecked, could decimate harvests, reduce yields, or even negatively impact the quality of safety of foods. Research has found that global warming could increase the number of insect pests, and boost their appetite, as well as change their migration patterns, […]

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Global Issues Interactive image Jun 04, 2020

The Bug Game

Some bugs play a crucial role in protecting crop yields and biodiversity. Some bugs just want to cause problems Through plant science, we can protect the crops and ecosystems that our bug heroes need to keep doing their amazing jobs. Meanwhile, we can stop bug thugs from causing devastating yield losses across the world, for […]

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Infographic Jun 04, 2020

Fighting the Swarm: An Interview with Dr. Roger Price on Protecting Agriculture from Desert Locusts

There is no debate that the desert locust is one of the most destructive migratory pests in the world. Swarms of desert locusts are so massive that they are measured in kilometers, and a single locust can eat its weight in food in a day. This, coupled with locusts’ exponential breeding rates, can lead to […]

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Crop Protection interview Jun 04, 2020

New Diseases and Ancient Plagues

By: Linden Kemkaran, NRI Communications Officer As the world reels from the deadly ravages brought by COVID-19, another plague – at least as old as mankind itself – is devastating huge swathes of east Africa and the Middle East and is going largely unnoticed. Massed swarms of desert locusts, bigger than any seen since the […]

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Crop Protection Document Jun 04, 2020

How Does the Future Look for Our Favorite Insects?

How does the future look for our favorite insects? Insects are pretty amazing, but do you have a favorite?

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Global Issues Interactive image Jun 04, 2020