June 15, 2009

The challenge of biopesticides

Got the copy of my latest article about biopesticide, with pretty cool (and a little gross) graphic of a venus flytrap.

As previously tweeted, I was intrigued by how the biopesticide industry have been struggling in the overall pesticide and crop protection market despite their products having the benefits of being environment- and regulatory-friendly (especially in the US when it comes to EPA regulation).

The truth of the matter is (and like what the chemical industry has been warning for years), companies cannot just simply market a product as green or environment-friendly. It has to be efficient in doing what it's supposed to do.

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