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It doesn’t seem like 3 months have passed since we tentatively dipped our toe into the social media pond. Savannah and I have enjoyed researching, writing and communicating with you about the blogs we’ve published to date. Like most things, we can improve what we do. We envisioned that SAIFood …

The Vital Role Chemicals have for Current Agriculture

Since the World Health Organization’s International Agency of Research on Cancer (IARC) decision to classify five pesticides as carcinogenic (last week’s SAIFood blog believes this is an error) there has been a hubbub around pesticide use, particularly glyphosate (Roundup). One message that the environmental movement is strongly advancing is that …

How Chemical Use Has Changed in Prairie Agriculture

Environmental groups that are opposed to the use of innovative crop technologies such as genetically modified (GM) crops that are herbicide tolerant (HT), frequently like to proclaim that the use of these crops has resulted in a substantial increase in chemical use. The simple answer to this is, yes, chemical …