Content to: Pesticides

Never Read Another Food Label Again! This App Wants to Do the Work for You

Is that apple really organic? What is actually in that face cream? The new "HawkSpex mobile" app from the Fraunhofer Institute uses the existing technology inside your smartphone to check the credentials of all kinds of different products.

Is Pesticide-free a fantasy?

Pesticides and their varying synthetic forms changed the face of agriculture and crop protection in the twentieth century, and continue to do so today – even for organically grown fruit and vegetables.

National Safe Food Day: to Bt or not to Bt

This Saturday marks three years since a moratorium was placed on a genetically modified species of eggplant (aka Bt Brinjal). To keep the focus on the health-related aspects of the debate surrounding genetically modified organisms, the day is now called National Safe Food Day (NSFD), promoting healthy food that is free of toxins and GM organisms.