Is It Safe To Use Crop Protection Products
All crop protection products must meet tough safety standards. Only one in 20,000 chemicals actually survives the 8-10 year process of development, testing, and registration by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Once on the market, they are monitored by the EPA and Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This stringent regulatory system ensures the safety of our food. Some people worry that the use of these products in agriculture poses a risk to public health, but research shows it does not. The April, 1998 issue of Fitness magazine states:
“For years, a debate has raged in environmental circles over whether pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables can raise cancer risk. A major new report may finally provide the definitive answer: Eating pesticide-treated produce does not harm your health, according to a review of over 50 studies, published in the journal Cancer. In fact, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables plays a key role in disease prevention, according to the American Cancer Society, which endorses the report's conclusions.”
Aerial application helps make it possible for us to have these safe fresh fruits and vegetables year round.