Soon, we will use smartphones to scan produce for pesticides

With 700 million pounds of pesticide used every year, inventors are trying to create a new generation of pesticide-detectors, cheap enough for the public to afford, says Modern Farmer. One Belgian research team has developed a machine that can “smell” pesticides. “The process uses metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), manmade microscopic sponges that can absorb the phosphonates found… » Read More

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