Presentation title: Food safety in relation to pesticides
Presenter: Dr Gerhard H Verdoorn (Operations and Stewardship Manager of CropLife South Africa and Director of the Griffon Poison Information Centre)
Dr Gerhard Verdoorn holds a PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry 1988, University of Johannesburg, and an M.Sc. (cum laude) in Synthetic Organic Chemistry 1982 University of Johannesburg. He was a Senior Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the University of Johannesburg from 1986 to 1994 and a Professor of Conservation Biology from 1997 to 2008 at the University of Johannesburg. Gerhard is now an Operations and Stewardship Manager of CropLife South Africa and Director of the Griffon Poison Information Centre. Read more here
Pesticides are chemicals that prevent insects, weeds, and fungi from damaging crops. Farmers use them to increase the amount of crops they can produce. Government tests and regulates pesticides. Testing produce ensures that levels are low enough not to pose a risk to human health.
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Date: 22 July 2020
Time: 12:00 noon to 13:00
Cost: The webinar is free, but booking is essential.
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