Philippe Jeanneret is an agroecologist and entomologist. He is senior scientist at Agroscope, Switzerland. He has been involved in national and European projects dealing with biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services in agriculture. He recently participated in a European Focus Group working on landscape features and biological pest control in agriculture.

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Despite the annual use of approximately three million tons of pesticides,1 pests destroy more than 40 percent of potential global food production.2 In some countries, programs to control the exposure of farm workers to pesticides are limited or nonexistent. As a consequence, it has been estimated that as many as 25 million agricultural workers …

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