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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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The Many Ways Farmers Control Pests
The post originally appeared on the Putting Pesticides in Perspective (PPIP) Blog on 2/7/17 on which there are also 6 related sub-posts Whether a farmer is growing in an organic or conventional system, his or her crop needs to be  protected from damage from...

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Whole Foods Wants To Sell You Slower-Growing Chicken. That Is Probably A Bad Idea
(This post originally appeared on Forbes on 1/20/17 ) One challenge of being a modern food consumer is knowing what to believe or  not believe  in terms of food production narratives. There is a new campaign claiming that going back to older, slower growing...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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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