Is it a legal requirement, public safety or public perception? In this article, Buddhi Dias tackles the common reasons for testing food for pesticides, as well as what you should expect from a testing laboratory.
If you ask your friends what is their perception of pesticides, what would be the top answers? Most likely: poisonous, cancer-causing, bee killers. All of these have been in media headlines in one form or the other; and as much as there is some truth for using those terms, we still rely heavily on pesticides.
Global demand for food is ever increasing, with more and more of us changing our lifestyles and choices of food. Currently, half of all habitable land is used for agriculture.1
Eden Research plc (LON:EDEN) is an AIM-quoted company focussed on sustainable biopesticides and plastic-free encapsulation technology for the use in global crop protection, animal health and consumer products industries.