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The Myths of Safe Pesticides: A Talk with André Leu

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The chemical-based conventional agriculture industry claims that the pesticides they sell are safe when used as directed, but does the scientific evidence truly support their assertions? Organic agriculturist André Leu delves into a wealth of respected scientific journals to present peer-reviewed evidence that proves that the claims of chemical companies and pesticide regulators are not all they seem.

Leu knows his pesticides: he is the president of IFOAM, the world umbrella body for the organic sector with around 800 member organizations in 120 countries. Leu has over 40 years experience in the organic agriculture sector.

Leu translates technical jargon into layman’s terms to break down the five most repeated myths about pesticide use:

The “Rigorously Tested” Myth
The “Very Small Amount” Myth
The “Breakdown” Myth
The “Reliable Regulatory Authority” Myth
The “Pesticides Are Essential to Farming” Myth

The pesticide industry argues that human agriculture, and thereby the global population itself, cannot survive without using pesticides and herbicides, but Leu warns that human health is at great risk unless we break free of their toxic hold and turn to more natural methods of pest and weed regulation.

Join us in the CUESA classroom for a conversation with Leu about the real truths about pesticides and find out how we can work to keep our food supply safe.
The chemical-based conventional agriculture industry claims that the pesticides they sell are safe when used as directed, but does the scientific evidence truly support their assertions? Organic agriculturist André Leu delves into a wealth of respected scientific journals to present peer-reviewed evidence that proves that the claims of chemical companies and pesticide regulators are not all they seem.

Leu knows his pesticides: he is the president of IFOAM, the world umbrella body for the organic sector with around 800 member organizations in 120 countries. Leu has over 40 years experience in the organic agriculture sector.

Leu translates technical jargon into layman’s terms to break down the five most repeated myths about pesticide use:

The “Rigorously Tested” Myth
The “Very Small Amount” Myth
The “Breakdown” Myth
The “Reliable Regulatory Authority” Myth
The “Pesticides Are Essential to Farming” Myth

The pesticide industry argues that human agriculture, and thereby the global population itself, cannot survive without using pesticides and herbicides, but Leu warns that human health is at great risk unless we break free of their toxic hold and turn to more natural methods of pest and weed regulation.

Join us in the CUESA classroom for a conversation with Leu about the real truths about pesticides and find out how we can work to keep our food supply safe.
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