Organic pesticides aren’t necessarily more sustainable than synthetic

Written by Colby Vorland It would seem illogical that organic compounds are all more sustainable than synthetics, or vice versa.  The term “organic” has a health halo, biasing many people toward believing organic growing techniques are best for the environment.…

Organic agriculture pest control through enemy evenness

Written by Colby Vorland Recently I wrote about a study on organic vs synthetic pesticides on sustainability, which suggested that organic pesticides are not always more efficacious against pests nor as selective (not killing natural enemies of pests) than synthetic pesticides. Earlier this month…

Cisgenics- Transgenics without the Transgene

Written by Kevin Folta Recently at the International Horticultural Congress in Lisbon, Portugal, a workshop was dedicated to transgenic crop biology and its integration with public perception.  As mentioned in previous posts, the central theme is to placate the misinformed…

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