Food Safety - Agriculture and Fisheries


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Food Safety - Pesticides/Herbicides Background 

Importance of Topic to Practice 
For years the impact of pesticides on human health has been widely and often hotly debated. Environmentalists have questioned the use or misuse of pesticides and society generally seeks to reduce their use, while industry claims they are important contributors to economic success. In the past decade, with the increase in popularity of organic farming and with conventional farmers becoming more aware of the environmental issues with pesticides, their use
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