Safety

The Natural Pesticides in Plants

The Natural Pesticides in Plants

Being immobile and mostly lacking in physical armor to ward off threats, plants – including our food crops – have evolved some serious chemical warfare to fight back against all manner of hungry microbes, insects and animals. Over their 500 million year evolution, plants have accumulated an impressive array of natural pesticides which share similar […]

Facts about Pesticides on Kauai – Good and Boring

Facts about Pesticides on Kauai – Good and Boring

The joint fact finding group looking for evidence of harmful effects from pesticides used by large farms on Kauai gave a presentation in Lihue on Monday evening, which drew a sparse-to-moderate attendance and was a very mild affair. Perhaps this was because the facts had already been published in their draft report, and the finding […]

Why there are no long term GMO studies on humans

Why there are no long term GMO studies on humans

Several years ago I asked Alan McHughen if long term trials on consuming GMOs had been conducted in humans. Alan is a public sector educator, molecular geneticist and consumer advocate at UC Riverside, and one of the authors of the comprehensive Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods published by the National Research Council and Institute of […]