California Regulator Details Pesticide Benefits

news_views_icon“Viewpoints: Pesticides are Critical to Providing a Safe, Reliable Food Supply,” By Brian R. Leahy.corns_ARS_150
Last year I managed to lose a tooth due to a sliver of a wayward pistachio shell. As a result, I have come to know an excellent oral surgeon in Sacramento who is Harvard-educated and has a wicked sense of humor.  On my last visit, he told me that he had just harvested his backyard plums. With a big smile, he said that because he had not used any pesticides on his fruit he did not fall under my jurisdiction. I asked him if he had sanitized his office. He replied that of course he had. With a bigger smile, I told him that he did fall under my jurisdiction.  Read more.

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