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080 : Chemicals, Toxins and Pesticides (oh my!) With Dr. Joe Schwarcz

Chemicals, Toxins and Pesticides (oh my!) With Dr. Joe Schwarcz

As an organic gardening enthusiast, I get a lot of questions from viewers and listeners about chemicals, poisons and toxins, so I thought I would do an episode on this topic, and luckily for us, Joe Schwarcz was kind enough to field all my questions! Have a list as Dr. Joe educates us about these terms, and then breaks down all the chemical constituents in the slug bait and pyrethrin-based pesticide that use sometimes in my garden.

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