Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pesky Pesticide Online Databases

Pesticides and GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) are hot button topics in the news, documentaries, and books on where our food is coming from and what it might be doing to us.  Below are some links to different sources:

  • The Pesticide Data Program (PDP): "...a national pesticide residue database program. Through cooperation with State agriculture departments and other Federal agencies, PDP manages the collection, analysis, data entry, and reporting of pesticide residues on agricultural commodities in the U.S. food supply, with an emphasis on those commodities highly consumed by infants and children."
  • The Pesticide Action Network Pesticide Database:  " location for toxicity and regulatory information for pesticides. To find out more about insecticides, herbicides and other pesticides select one of the choices below."
    • Their sister site, "What's On My Food?" has a scroll down box on the left hand side to select commercially gown food and pesticides used on it. 
  • The California Department of Pesticide Regulation's website has links to uses for different pesticides, reducing the need for pesticides in English and Spanish. 

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