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Probiotics found to protect honey bees from toxic effects of pesticides

Probiotics found to protect honey bees from toxic effects of pesticides

Probiotics — the live bacteria found inside your gut — can be the answer to saving mankind. According to a recent study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University, probiotics can protect honey bees from the fatal side effects of pesticides that people use to protect their crops. Honey bees play an important role in […]

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Pesticides Are NOT Needed To Feed The World, Says New UN Report

By Alex Pietrowski The argument for the extreme overuse of agrichemicals in global industrial farming is that supposedly without the advances made by Monsanto and other chemical giants, the world would starve. We need products like glyphosate, terminator seeds and genetically modified foods to feed so many people, they say, but this is really nothing […]

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Nine chronic diseases caused by pesticides

By now, it is fairly common knowledge that pesticide exposure is associated with a disturbing number of life-changing illnesses. Yet, for some reason, pesticides continue to be used on a widespread basis, with people around the world feeling the effects of these harmful toxins. The wide reach and influence of agricultural firms like Monsanto is […]

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The link between high cancer rates in Napa Valley and pesticide-laden wine vineyards

Residents living in Napa County California are at an increased risk for many different cancers. A new eight page health report released by the Cancer Registry of Greater California finds that Napa Valley is a cancer cluster, harboring high rates of people suffering with cancer. Reports like these should sound the alarm and motivate us […]

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Researchers: Diversity in Soil Imperative for Supporting Ecosystems

Healthy soil contains billions of tiny microorganisms that help plants to thrive and our food supply to remain abundant. A paper, published in Nature Communications, used large-scale data comparisons of soil from 78 global drylands and from 179 locations across Scotland to study diversity of soil microbiota. The researchers found that diversity is absolutely imperative […]

Monsanto’s Pesticide May Kill $2 Billion Wine Industry

Monsanto’s Pesticide May Kill $2 Billion Wine Industry

Dow and Monsanto’s failed glyphosate-resistant crops have caused cotton farmers in Texas to reach for a new concoction of chemicals, namely 2,4-D and dicamba. They are threatening the viability of vineyards across Texas. The $2 billion wine and grape industry won’t be able to compete with the pesticide-heavy farms that surround their vineyards if wine […]

Failure of the EPA marked by honey bee decline

Failure of the EPA marked by honey bee decline

There have been suspicions about pesticides causing colony collapse disorder (CCD) where suddenly many bees die or disappear from their hives and never return. In particular, many scientists have been suspecting a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids. After several large scale bee keeper and organic farmer protests and petitions in France, Italy, Germany, and Slovenia, […]

The Store Wars - Organic food versus chemicals and GMOs

The Store Wars – Organic food versus chemicals and GMOs

  A small and very funny animation of a parody of star wars, made to alert people about some of the serious problems of producing and eating food using dangerous synthetic chemicals, Genetically Modified Organisms, allowing big corporation interests control the food chain, and other problems that helps to destroy nature and the health of […]

Pesticides to blame for honeybee colony collapse disorder, not mites

Pesticides to blame for honeybee colony collapse disorder, not mites

Though mites do kill honeybees in their hives, pesticides are primarily responsible for the mass abandonment of nests, according to new research. Though parasitic mites continue to infect and kill honeybees, a new study suggests they are not to blame for colony collapse disorder (CCD), the phenomenon blamed for rapidly depleting the world’s honeybee population […]

Pesticides are heavily used near thousands of California schools

Pesticides are heavily used near thousands of California schools

The adverse health effects associated with human exposure to pesticides have been well known for decades. Author Rachel Carson helped create public awareness in the early 1960s through her book entitled Silent Spring. In it, she documented the detrimental effects pesticides have on both the environment and humans. Carson also described the power held by chemical […]