PESTISIDES vs. E-BEAM
All farmers use pesticides, including organic farmers. The difference is organic farmers can only use pesticides from natural sources. But both synthetic and natural pesticides have various levels of toxicity.
Between 26 and 40 percent of the world's potential crop production is lost annually because of weeds, pests and diseases. Without crop protection, these losses could easily double.
Food crops must compete with 30,000 species of weeds, 3,000 species of worms and 10,000 species of plant-eating insects. And threats don't stop once crops leave fields – bugs, molds and rodents can all cause damage in storage. Over decades farmers have been using pesticides to prolong the life of crops and prevent post-harvest losses.
But technologies are making progress. Numerous researches and experiments that have started in the 70s of the last century showed the great effect of radiation technologies on different types of products including agricultural sector. #irradiationtechnologyPRE-SOWING PROCESSING - INCREASE THE CROP
While processing seeds with electron beams (eBeam) the necessity of using pesticides and other chemical help is reduced to minimum. Processed seeds grow faster and the component which was evolutionary directed in the certain type of plant is highly increased. For example, ionized carrot seeds increase carotene concentration, beetroot increases its sucrose, potatoes – its starch.
When the crop is done it also can be submitted to processing with ionizing radiation to keep it safe and provide long shelf life. #safecrop