Aldi asks suppliers to stop using pesticides

Aldi asks suppliers to stop using pesticides

German discount retailer Aldi has asked its German and Dutch fruit and vegetable suppliers to stop using eight pesticides that were found hazardous to bees. According to a press release from Greenpeace, Aldi Süd has asked the suppliers to bring this to effect at the earliest. These eight pesticides include, thiamethoxam, chlorpyrifos, clothianidin, cypermethrin, deltamethrin, […]

Genetically modified insects may replace pesticides

Genetically modified insects may replace pesticides

The WA Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) and Oxford University spin out organization Oxitec are all set to experiment the adequacy of a genetically modified medfly. They trust this new breed can offer food producers some assistance with combating a pest which damages up to 15 percent of fruit crops. It is estimated that […]