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Europe has banned neonicotinoid insecticides. Action is needed in Africa too

The sustainability of African agriculture is critical to the continent’s food security and for maintaining agriculture’s contribution to Africa’s rural communities and national economies
Freshly harvested organic foods such as these radishes may seem to be healthier, but it is difficult to say for sure. Fedorovacz/Shutterstock.com

Organic food health benefits have been hard to assess, but that could change

Because of the way scientific studies are conducted, it's been hard to health benefits from eating organic food. A new study suggests, however, that there are ways to find out.
Workers spray pesticides on strawberry fields. Most of the studies that examine the effects of pesticides are funded by the chemical’s producer. (Shutterstock)

Pesticide research must stay transparent and independent

Most studies on the use of pesticides are funded by those that produce the chemicals but only independent research can inform us about the best agricultural practices.

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