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Researchers: New Nanoparticles May Replace Chemicals in Pesticides

Using pesticides to battle harmful bacteria that attack fruit and vegetables has its downside, releasing harmful chemicals onto the crops and into the environment. Scientists at the North Carolina State University say they may be able to replace those chemicals with a new type of eco-friendly nanoparticles. Large farms use various chemicals to fight fungi and bacteria that attack crops, and others such as e. coli that are harmful to humans. Among the most potent elements of modern...

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