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Make a list and check it twice: “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables CONTAMINATED with pesticide residue

A healthy diet contains lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. However, certain types of produce can also be bad for you. It’s not the produce themselves that are bad, but some fruits and vegetables may contain traces of harmful pesticides that are linked to harmful side effects. Each year, the Environmental Working Group(EWG) publishes a list made up […]

glyphosate

A peek behind the (toxic) curtain: Here’s why glyphosate is sprayed on food crops before harvest

Now that two juries have named Monsanto’s top weedkiller, Roundup, as a “substantial factor” in causing cancer in at least two people, concerns about current farming practices are on the rise. The food industry has a dirty little secret they’ve been hiding for many years: Farmers sometimes use Roundup for off-label purposes — and by […]

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Latest FDA Pesticide Monitoring Report reveals that nearly 50% of food samples contain pesticide “residues”

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Annual Pesticide Report for 2016 found pesticide “residues” in nearly 50 percent of the samples that the agency targeted across the United States and abroad. Six percent of the samples “violated” tolerable pesticide residue amounts. The FDA tests for over 700 different pesticides and industrial compounds in both domestic and imported […]

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Pesticide Exposure Changes Bees’ Genes

By Olivia Rosane  Listen to Article A new study has found that exposure to certain pesticides can alter bees’ genes, leading researchers to call for tougher regulations on the widely-used chemicals. The study, published Wednesday in Molecular Ecology, looked at the impact of two neonicotinoid pesticides on bumblebee populations and found that they impacted genes involved in a variety of important biological processes. “Governments had […]

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Biologists: Pesticide regulations designed to protect bees are failing

Bees, like many of the world’s insects, are in crisis, and their numbers are dwindling at an alarming rate. At the same time, the world’s population – and its reliance on insect-pollinated crops – continues to grow at an equally alarming pace. The bees might be in crisis right now, but pretty soon it will […]

marigold

Study shows Mexican marigold can be used as a natural herbicide

Chemical herbicides often cause more harm than good, especially since they can pollute farm soil and water sources. These substances can also be harmful to the health of the people who handle them. To address this concern, a team of researchers conducted a study to determine if Mexican marigolds (Tagetes erecta L.) can be used […]

organic diet

Switch to an organic diet and reduce your pesticide intake by as much as 90%

If you’re still on the fence on whether you should be eating organic food, researchers from Australia have you covered: In a study, they found that switching to an organic diet can reduce the body’s pesticide levels by as much as 90 percent. The study, led by RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, revealed that people who adopted an […]

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Glyphosate is Clearly Carcinogenic – and Monsanto Hid The Evidence

By Dr. Joseph Mercola Lead Trial Counsel Reveals Evidence That Led to Historic Win Against Monsanto Last month, a jury ruled in favor of plaintiff Dewayne Johnson1,2,3,4,5 in a truly historic case against Monsanto. Mr. Johnson — the first of over 8,000 cases pending against the infamous chemical company which has since been bought by Bayer AG6,7 — claimed Monsanto’s […]

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This Is Why Glyphosate Is Sprayed On Crops Right Before Harvest

Most people do not realize how much pesticide is actually sprayed on the food they ingest before it makes its way to their plate. While you might not realize that pesticides are sprayed all over many crops just before harvest, it is something you need to make yourself aware of. Glyphosate is sprayed all over […]

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Poisoning Our Children: The Parent’s Guide to the Myths of Safe Pesticides

By Dr. Joseph Mercola In a clear conflict of interest, chemical industry regulators make decisions on the safety of poisons in our food and environment based on data provided by the company selling the toxin. And while there is no safety testing done specifically for children, studies show there is no level of pesticide exposure that is […]