This short stop-motion animation explains how clever advertising tactics and certain pesticides helped make the strawberry cheaply and widely available in the U.S.
California’s strawberry growers rely on heavy amounts of dangerous pesticides to deliver fruit year-round at an affordable price. But the health and environmental problems that come with those chemicals have threatened the foundation of a $2.6 billion industry.
The EPA, headquartered in the William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building, says it has enough data on pesticide Nanosilva to know that it’s safe while the manufacturer finishes testing.c_nilsen/Flickr Tiny particles of silver could appear soon in children’s toys and clothing, embedded inside plastics and fabrics to fight stains and odors. No one knows how the […]