Each year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes the “dirty dozen”, a list of the 12 fruits and vegetables which contain the most pesticides. Should we worry about this?
Farmers spray cherry trees for one of three things - nutrients to promote tree health and better fruit quality, a pesticide to suppress or control a pest or disease, or crop protectant to prevent tree or fruit damage.
Some provinces require farmers to hold a Pesticide Applicator Licence to ensure that they understand how to properly read pesticide labels, and handle and apply pesticides.
If you spend time on social media, you’re likely to come across influencers touting the benefits of washing fruits and vegetables using a specific method for safety reasons.
It’s all about planning. There are multiple decisions that farmers make when choosing the right crops to use in their rotations.
Tech continues changing how farmers raise animals and grow crops.
Less than 30% of Canadians meet the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables per day. Here are 5 reasons to boost your intake of fruits and vegetables.
Climb into a sprayer to see how built-in GPS technology and auto-steer prevent overlapping or over application of pesticides.
Are pesticide residues found in the Dirty Dozen a health risk? To assess the risk of pesticide residues on our produce, we need to know a few simple things.
The use and availability of pesticides is regulated by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). The PMRA must deem products safe for people and the environment before farmers can use them.
How farmers work to keep crops fungus-free. Fungicides are a type of pesticide used to stop the spread of fungal pathogens.
Why do farmers use herbicides?
What herbicides are, and where they fit on the farm.
Is Canada's food safe? Learn why food in Canada is safe and affordable.
See how sugar beets are grown and harvested.
Tour a field of tomatoes and learn how tomatoes are grown and harvested.
Tour a carrot farm and learn how carrots are grown and harvested.
Tour a farm and learn how fresh peas are harvested and processed.
Discover answers to frequently asked questions about how strawberries grow in Canada.
Buying food labelled organic means choosing a specific production or farming method. Organic and conventionally grown food are equally healthy.
In a perfect world there’d be no pests to deal with in our crops, but that’s not always the reality. Learn why farmers apply fungicide to their crop.