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Steve Savage
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An agricultural scientist, consultant, speaker and blogger
An agricultural scientist, consultant, speaker and blogger

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A Revised Assessment of 2016 USDA Pesticide Residue Detection Data
--> On March 25 and May 10th I posted articles about the USDA’s
annual Pesticide Data Program (PDP) that takes a look at chemical residues on
various commodities in the US food supply (mainly fruits and vegetables).   I described the program and its various...
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Maize/Corn We in the rich societies of the world don’t hear a lot about  aflatoxin . It is probably one of the single largest causes of cancer in the developing world – particularly in Africa. Around a half a billion people are at risk from this toxin in th...
Applied Mythology
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The Inconvenient Truth About The Environmental Working Group's Dirty DozenList
This post originally appeared on Forbes on 4/10/18 This term, popularized by Al Gore, certainly applies to some public data about organic produce (Hajime NAKANO via FLICKR) Today, the Environmental Working Group – an NGO  funded by big organic marketers  – ...
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A Food Waste Solution You Might Not Know You Are Already Using
--> The Food Waste Solution That
You Might Not Know You Are Using Some of the bagged bread options in a local grocery store Do you buy bagged bread in the grocery store?   There are usually several options
including bread made with whole grains or containin...
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In Defense Of An Important Example Of Food System Transparency
An example of the fresh produce widely available to American consumers Consumers have a legitimate desire for transparency when it comes to their food - particularly when it comes to the issue of pesticide residues. Consumers can get exactly that kind of in...
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The Food Waste Solution That You Might Not Know You Are Using
--> Some of the bagged bread options in a local grocery store --> Do you buy bagged bread in the grocery store?   There are usually several options
including bread made with whole grains or containing several different kinds of
grain. You have probably noti...
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Update On The Rapidly Growing Biologicals Sector In Agriculture
This article was first posted on Forbes on 3/15 Biological crop protection products are an important set of options in the agricultural "tool box."  Last week I had the opportunity to attend meetings held in California and get an update on that industry - o...
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Yes!
"We're not afraid of GMOs because we understand Science".
Well said! :)
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Sadly a real thing
Simple facts have never been so sadly hilarious!
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Yes, We May Have No Bananas, But Monoculture Wasn't So Easy To Avoid
(This article originally appeared on Forbes, 1/4/18 ) Standard retail banana display - photo by Steve Hopson via Wikimedia Commons In 1923, Frank Silver and Irving Cohn published  a song that became a major hit  for the Billy Jones Orchestra, with the signa...
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