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Pesticides? You decide.
It is time to redress the balance on pesticides. For too long pesticide manufacturers have controlled the information and hence the debate; they pay for the research, select what is published, and have too loud a voice in legislation and too much influence over the direction food production has taken. We believe there is no ‘safe’ level of pesticide; they are designed to kill at very low doses. The debate shouldn’t be whether they are safe, but rather do they pose a risk which is acceptable given the benefits, and are there better alternatives.
“We were wrong; farming didn’t get that smart, it just found more sophisticated, powerful ways of being stupid”