Am I running the risk of ingesting “poisonous chemicals” if I bite into an apple that has been exposed to crop protection agents? In order to rule out this risk, an average of ten years is spent conducting research and development for every new crop protection product.
Numerous trials and tests are carried out to ensure that they are harmless to humans, animals and the environment. Only then is a crop protection agent granted regulatory approval and is ready to be launched on the market. Crop protection agents are subject to more pre-launch safety testing than virtually any other substance.