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Addressing GMO concerns (2): are agricultural chemicals hazardous, overused?

January 20th, 2017 / Genetic Literacy Project, US

This is the second article in a three-part series exploring some common concerns heard about GMOs.
The use of herbicides and pesticides in modern farming may be the most misunderstood issue out there. Let’s try to reconnect it with reality a little bit. There are currently two major traits that GE …

Are small-scale coffee farmers in Tanzania safe from potential agrochemical health hazards?

January 15th, 2016 / B4FA.org

by Dr. Jared Bakuza, Dar es Salaam University College of Education, Tanzania
Introduction
Coffee is grown in several parts of Tanzania, including in the regions of Arusha, Kilimanjaro and Tanga to the northeast, Kagera and Kigoma regions to the northwest, and Katavi, Mbeya and Iringa regions in the Southern Highlands. Since 2002, …