How global food safety protects the planet and begins on the farm

More than 600 million people around the planet suffer from food-borne illnesses each year and 3 million die from it – that is five times the number of Covid-19 fatalities, which totaled 600,000 as of July 31, 2020.

A safe food supply needs a solid start on the farm, which includes defending fruits, vegetables and nuts from pests and disease. According to the story:

“A safe food supply starts with sound agricultural practices, which include protecting crops from being contaminated by pathogenic microorganisms and potential toxins.”

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