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Steve Savage

Steve Savage is a scientist (PhD Plant Pathology) with more than thirty years of diverse experience with crops and agricultural technologies.

He has worked on everything from biological controls to chemicals to genetics to biotechnology. He has worked for a university (Colorado State), a large company (Du Pont), a small company (Mycogen) and for the last 13 years as an independent consultant.

He writes about farming both to address widespread myths and to confront the real challenges of sustainably feeding a world population headed to 9 billion in an age of climate change. Steve writes from sunny San Diego county in California in an office with a view of his home vineyard and garden.

Links to his writing can be found at appliedmythology.blogspot.com



Who Will Do The Hard Work To Enable Sustainable Farming
There is a lot of work left to do if we are going to meet rising food demand and also protect the environment, but fewer and fewer people are choosing applied agricultural science as a career
12:55 Jun 28, 2010 PST
Problems With Linking ADHD and Organophosphate Insecticides
A recent study linked Organo-Phosphate insecticides to ADHD in children. The problem is that in the time period where ADHD has been increasing, the use of those particular insecticides has been plummeting. What gives?
19:29 Jun 10, 2010 PST
All We Are Saying Is Give Peach A Chance
Peaches and Nectarines are near the top of the Environmental Working Group's, 'dirty dozen' list of high pesticide crops. Are they really something to avoid?
11:18 May 26, 2010 PST
  

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