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Pests Bugging You? You're Not Alone
Some of the pests you would rather not find around the home (This article originally appeared on  Forbes 4/29/16 )  April has been declared “National Pest Control Month,” so this is a good time to talk about one of those annoying realities of life – pests! ...
Some of the pests you would rather not find around the home (This article originally appeared on Forbes 4/29/16) April has been declared “National Pest Control Month,” so this is a good time to talk about one of t...
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This small state may soon alter the food supply for all Americans (This post originally appeared on Forbes on 3/26/16 ) Over the past week and a half,  Mars, General Mills, ConAgra Foods and Kellogg a nnounced that they had decided to start   labeling wheth...
This small state may soon alter the food supply for all Americans (This post originally appeared on Forbes on 3/26/16) Over the past week and a half, Mars, General Mills, ConAgra Foods and Kellogg announced that they had dec...
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Ten Thousand New Reasons Not To Worry About Pesticide Residues
(Originally posted on Forbes 3/1/16 ) Each year, the farmers around the world who produce our food (fruits, vegetables, grains) get the equivalent of a “grade” on a giant “group project.”   For 2014 they got another A+ as they have for many years.  The “tes...
(Originally posted on Forbes 3/1/16) Each year, the farmers around the world who produce our food (fruits, vegetables, grains) get the equivalent of a “grade” on a giant “group project.” For 2014 they got another A+ as th...
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Why The Current Round Of Ag-Chem Consolidations Worries This Agricultural Scientist
This no-till field is good for the environment and the food supply. Such innovations involve many expert contributions I am concerned that we may be on the verge of a major loss of knowledge and experience in the agricultural sector. In the 40 years I have ...
This no-till field is good for the environment and the food supply. Such innovations involve many expert contributions I am concerned that we may be on the verge of a major loss of knowledge and experience in the agricultu...
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A New Gig For Bees: Start-up in Canada Enlists Bees To Deliver Pest Control Agents
A honey bee visits and apple blossom.  It may someday be protecting that flower from a bacterial infection (This post originally appeared on Forbes on 2/1/16 ) Bees and other pollinator insects are critical for the production of  15-30% of the crops  on whi...
A honey bee visits and apple blossom. It may someday be protecting that flower from a bacterial infection (This post originally appeared on Forbes on 2/1/16) Bees and other pollinator insects are critical for the productio...
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Is There Arsenic In Your Rice?
Brown Rice (image via Wikipedia) Over the past several years there has been an active discussion about whether the arsenic that is found in various crops is of significant health concern.  Arsenic occurs naturally in many soils, and it is taken up particula...
Brown Rice (image via Wikipedia) Over the past several years there has been an active discussion about whether the arsenic that is found in various crops is of significant health concern. Arsenic occurs naturally in many so...
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Why I Don't Buy Organic, And Why You Might Not Want To As Well
Some delicious, conventional Asian Pears Originally Posted On Forbes 3/19 I
don’t buy organic foods. In fact I specifically avoid doing so. It’s not my
place to tell anyone else what to do, but I’d like to lay out three, seriously
considered factors that ha...
Some delicious, conventional Asian Pears Originally Posted On Forbes 3/19 I don’t buy organic foods. In fact I specifically avoid doing so. It’s not my place to tell anyone else what to do, but I’d like to lay out three,...
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Using DNA To Fight Fabric Fraud
California Pima Cotton (This post originally appeared on Forbes 2/13/16 ) The most desirable cotton is distinguished by having extra-long staple fibers (Egyptian, Pima) and such cotton commands a price premium. But as the cotton moves around the world, and ...
California Pima Cotton (This post originally appeared on Forbes 2/13/16) The most desirable cotton is distinguished by having extra-long staple fibers (Egyptian, Pima) and such cotton commands a price premium. But as the c...
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Inconvenient Truth: There Are Pesticide Residues On Organic
(Originally posted on Forbes 2/8/16 ) A recent review article in the scientific journal  Nature Plants  makes the claim that organic produces "foods that contain less (or no) pesticide residues, compared with conventional farming."  That's not what the  lat...
(Originally posted on Forbes 2/8/16) A recent review article in the scientific journal Nature Plants makes the claim that organic produces "foods that contain less (or no) pesticide residues, compared with conventional far...
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How Satellite Technology Can Help California's Water Woes
(This post originally appeared on Forbes on 1/7/16 ) It's raining hard here in Southern California for the second day in a row. After four years of drought it's a welcome change, but it's also causing problems. Again today my cell phone sounded an alarm for...
(This post originally appeared on Forbes on 1/7/16) It's raining hard here in Southern California for the second day in a row. After four years of drought it's a welcome change, but it's also causing problems. Again today my ...
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Taking On the Merchants of Food Fear
New book available 10/29 from Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, and independent book stores (This post originally appeared on Forbes 10/29/15) Fear has always been an effective tool for exercising influence in society, but the internet age has enabled fear-based ...
New book available 10/29 from Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, and independent book stores (This post originally appeared on Forbes 10/29/15) Fear has always been an effective tool for exercising influence in society, but th...
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Scientist, blogger, speaker
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    Agricultural scientist, present
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Denver - Grand Junction, Colorado. Newark Delaware
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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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