Pesticides and food: It’s not a black and white issue

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FIRST ARTICLE: Has pesticide use decreased over the last 40 years?

Talking Biotech: Roundup Ready GMO crops made weed management ‘easy’—an agronomist’s view

The Extension arm of the Land Grant University system provides a link between university research and the farm. Extension specialists are professional liaisons that understand pressing issues, and seek remedies in the brain trust of the university. At the same time they communicate university-derived solutions to statewide clientele, providing a critical link that ensures relevance in research and rapid application of new findings. Chad Lee is an extension agronomist at the University of Kentucky. His central role is in agronomic crops, principally soybeans and corn. His career has coincided with the development and application of GE crops. In this week’s podcast he discusses the on-farm use of these technologies and associated products, and his objective evaluation of their strengths and limitations. Lee does an amazing job at debunking common myths from a boots-on-the-ground perspective.

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