As part of a wider project sponsored by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) in partnership with ITN Productions, Certis Europe has collaborated with ITN Productions to produce a short film featuring Eradicoat and the contribution it can make to sustainable food production as part of integrated pest management practice. This film is part of a longer news-style programme commissioned by the RSB to promote biology overall and in particular to show how the biosciences can help address a range of global challenges facing the world today.
Filmed in the UK and Ghana, the film shows how a product originally conceived to address a specific concern over insecticide resistance development in protected crops in Europe is now being developed in West Africa where it is being evaluated for the control of Mealy Bug in cocoa. In both situations, Eradicoat, which is based on maltodextrin, a naturally occurring compound used in foodstuffs, meets the requirements for sustainable food production in terms of its safety to the environment, to non-target beneficial species, operators and to the environment and as such helps to meet the challenge of how to feed a growing world population in a sustainable way.
The Eradicoat section of the film can be viewed by following the link https://itnproductions.wistia.com/medias/p0da0lnfdn and is hosted on the news section of the Certis Europe website at https://www.certiseurope.com/news-media/news/. The full programme can be found at https://itnproductions.wistia.com/projects/7kp1raedv6.