Nelly Bassily | May 26, 2008
In this week’s news story from Nigeria, we learned about two separate incidents in which more than 100 people were poisoned by beans that contained dangerous pesticides. Beans are among the most vulnerable crops to post-harvest pest damage; so, naturally, farmers want to do what they can to protect them. Safe pest management practices are key to minimizing loss while ensuring that the food remains safe to eat. The Notes to Broadcasters section provides some resources on safer pesticide use. This script describes two organic methods of controlling a pest that attacks stored beans.
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