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Posted Thu Aug 21 2008: from American Chemical Society, via EurekAlert:
A new biopesticide for the organic food boom
With the boom in consumption of organic foods creating a pressing need for natural insecticides and herbicides that can be used on crops certified as "organic," biopesticide pioneer Pam G. Marrone, Ph.D., is reporting development of a new "green" pesticide obtained from an extract of the giant knotweed.... "The product is safe to humans, animals, and the environment," says Marrone... The new biopesticide has active compounds that alert plant defenses to combat a range of diseases, including powdery mildew, gray mold and bacterial blight that affect fruits, vegetables, and ornamentals.
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The ApocaDocs say:
Before we get too excited, let's be sure it doesn't, say, build up in honeybees, or ants, or worms, or affect water species via runoff....
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