Transparency and Dialogue are Essential

Transparency is essential to public adoption of all Green Chemistry solutions, including biopesticide products. Negative public reactions to biopesticides in some cases have been due to a lack of transparency about both the active and inert ingredients used in a product. Other negative public responses were due to adverse side effects of some broader spectrum biopesticides on non-target species.

These issues could be prevented if products are developed using a Green Chemistry principles-based approach, by engaging a broad, inter-disciplinary scientific team in the R&D process, and if more inclusive public dialogue were involved in introducing these products.

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