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How Can Pesticides Be Safe?
Many people may find it difficult to imagine how a pesticide could ever be safe. To understand how that is possible, it is helpful to make the comparison with something more familiar: electricity. It is hard to envision modern life without electricity. As m...
Many people may find it difficult to imagine how a pesticide could ever be safe. To understand how that is possible, it is helpful to make the comparison with something more familiar: electricity. It is hard to envision mode...
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Could The Humble Potato Change Your Image of GMOs?
Hash browns cooking - regular potatoes on the left and the new "White Russet" biotech potatoes on the right Last week I got my first chance to cook with a "GMO" Potato.  I made one of my favorite breakfast dishes - hash browns!  I was excited to try that wi...
Hash browns cooking - regular potatoes on the left and the new "White Russet" biotech potatoes on the right Last week I got my first chance to cook with a "GMO" Potato. I made one of my favorite breakfast dishes - hash brown...
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Better hash browns when they don't brown while being prepared to cook!
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Making hash browns with non-browning White Russet potatoes - much better!
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A Day Of Accidental Ag Tourism
(This post originally appeared on Better Food Stories 10/3/16 ) A few weeks ago I flew to Pasco, Washington and then drove up to Yakima. Eastern Washington is a very dry region, but it has several major rivers and the  Columbia Basin Reclamation Project  th...
(This post originally appeared on Better Food Stories 10/3/16) A few weeks ago I flew to Pasco, Washington and then drove up to Yakima. Eastern Washington is a very dry region, but it has several major rivers and the Columb...
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The Shady Politics Of The IARC Glyphosate Hazard Assessment
Background/Summary On March 20, 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)  labeled   glyphosate, the most commonly used herbicide in the world, as a probable human carcinogen. A recent  Reuters   investigative piece, however, has drawn at...
Background/Summary On March 20, 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) labeled glyphosate, the most commonly used herbicide in the world, as a probable human carcinogen. A recent Reuters investigative...
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It sounds like they don't investigate anything that they haven't already decided is carcinogenic.

They just label is possibly carcinogenic if they can't find any decent evidence to support their presupposition. 
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Do You Really Need To Worry About Pesticide Residues On Your Food?
Some of the healthy fruits and vegetable we can enjoy (Image from Wikimedia) Many Americans have concerns about pesticide residues on food – particularly for fruits and vegetables. In contrast with that oft-communicated perception, the safety of our food su...
Some of the healthy fruits and vegetable we can enjoy (Image from Wikimedia) Many Americans have concerns about pesticide residues on food – particularly for fruits and vegetables. In contrast with that oft-communicated per...
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Check out the new, non-browning potatoes now available as White Russets
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See how great it is to be able to make hash browns with non-browning potatoes!
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Quick question about GMO n cannabis .. Having a wee argument with someone the now . iv said feminised seeds are GMO products also that certain crossbreeding off plants changes the DNA .. Am I correct about this or do I need to swat up on the subject lol
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Why Wheat Is Like Wine
Wheat harvest on the Palouse in Idaho There is a term in the wine grape industry called “ terrior ” which celebrates the fact that fruit quality for wine making is greatly influenced by cultivar, climate and soil type.  Year-to-year differences in weather f...
Wheat harvest on the Palouse in Idaho There is a term in the wine grape industry called “terrior” which celebrates the fact that fruit quality for wine making is greatly influenced by cultivar, climate and soil type. Year-t...
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The Shady Politics Of The IARC Glyphosate Hazard Assessment
The following is a guest post by Adam Sopko, a  triathlete  and blogger  who has been following this process with IARC quite closely . Background/Summary On March 20, 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)  labeled   glyphosate, the mo...
The following is a guest post by Adam Sopko, a triathlete and blogger who has been following this process with IARC quite closely. Background/Summary On March 20, 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (I...
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An agricultural scientist, consultant, speaker and blogger
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I've been involved in agricultural technology for more than 30 years.  I was originally trained as a plant pathologist but my career has taken me into many other disciplines and touched on many different crops and geographies.  I'm married, have three grown kids and one grand daughter.  I like to garden, and play guitar.

I'm passionate about meeting the challenge of feeding 9-10 billion people without destroying the environments.  I believe that technology is a big part of how we will do that and I am deeply concerned about the increasingly anti-science environment in which we live today. I've been blogging now for more than 5 years and increasingly doing public speaking on this topic.  My speaker website is www.drstevesavage.com 
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Helped start the Colorado Grape Grower's Association
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