A voracious aphid hunter, it has been used for biological pest control. It has spread rapidly and poses a threat to native ladybugs and beneficial insects. In autumn, it is on the lookout for winter…
Marbled tree bug
It is a species of insect native to Asia that can cause economic damage through its sucking activity on fruits. In autumn, it is in search of winter quarters on houses and in apartments.
October 16 is World Food Day
The motto for this year's World Food Day is "Leaving no one behind." According to the UN, some 700 to 830 million people worldwide would suffer from hunger in 2021, equivalent to one in ten people on…
Food control: GMOs in soy
We checked soy and soy products to see if they were made from non-approved genetically modified soy plants. There were no complaints.
Mycotoxin preharvest monitoring 2022
In order to obtain an initial overview of the quality of the corn harvest before the main harvest, we conduct mycotoxin pre-harvest monitoring of grain corn together with the Austrian Chambers of…
Control for poisonous thornapple before harvesting
Maximum levels for the tropane alkaloids atropine and scopolamine have been in force in millet, sorghum and buckwheat since September 1, 2022. These toxic substances enter the harvested crop mainly…
Campylobacter cause most bacterial intestinal diseases in humans. Transmission occurs mainly during the warm season through insufficiently heated poultry meat.
Ragweed blooms from August into the fall and can cause severe allergic reactions. The plant colonizes fallow land, private gardens, road or railroad verges, gravel pits, construction sites and…
Food control: pesticides
We tested food for pesticide residues; 61 of 1,013 samples had excessive residues.