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Dirty Dozen: 12 Foods You Should Always Buy Organic

When it comes to buying fruit, comparing organic with conventionally grown options can be like apples and oranges—even when all you’re trying to buy is apples. 374 more words

Health

Foggers aren't enough: Top bed bug control options for your home

Once considered pests of a bygone era, bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) could have been long forgotten if not for the metrical mentions in popular nursery rhymes, tropes, and idioms. 321 more words

Food Security - Aversions to Nanotechnologies

Public knowledge and understanding of key enabling technologies is often lacking

“I wonder how many opposed to biotechnology have ever been to an undeveloped country where agricultural workers, many of whom are women, spend their days pulling weeds, hauling water and fighting against crop loss from insects, viruses, bacteria and fungi.  943 more words

Pest Disease Management

Purespray Green Spray Oil 13E label expanded via Minor Use Program

J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, OMAFRA, Guelph

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of several URMULE registrations for Purespray Green Spray Oil 13E for management of several important pests of apples, greenhouse vegetables, berries, field-grown fruiting vegetables and cucurbit vegetables, tree nuts and hops in Canada. 312 more words

IPM

Time to go organic

Did you know that in the US, 5 million bales of cotton is produced on average in 3 years.

As the most used fibre in the industry, we need a lot of it. 141 more words

Fashion

A Day In The Lab: Day 16

Having been in my lab for over two weeks I’m finally getting to know where everything is!

My project will consist mainly of toxicity assays on wax moth larvae ( 506 more words

Masters Project

The Honey Ain't So Sweet Anymore

In recent years, there has been a steady decrease in the population of honeybees. For the most part it was unexplainable, but in recent studies researchers have found that pesticides and pollutants have been the sole reason for their decline. 404 more words

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