pesticides

While mainstream media sources often seem to downplay the importance of eating organic, more and more people continue to choose it as an alternative to “conventional” food laced with synthetic pesticides. Many people are familiar with the Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen from the Environmental Working Group, a list that…

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Monsanto has agreed to be sold to Bayer for $56.5 billion − a deal worth a total of $66 billion when Monsanto’s debt is taken into account. The combined company would be the world’s largest seller of both seeds and agrichemicals. Monsanto, arguably the most loathed GMO company on the…

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The pesticide is called Naled and the EPA would have you believe that it is safe in “small doses.”  It has been in use for four decades, though a 2010 study at Emory University found that prenatal and early-childhood exposure to organophosphates, the type of pesticide class Naled belongs to, can…

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While politicians and lawmakers continue to put forth the image that they’re working to save the bees, the facts on the ground remain the same: America’s pollinators are dying at an alarming rate. According to a recent report from the USDA, American beekeepers lost a shocking 44% of their colonies…

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In November 2011, about 250 Boulder County residents attended a public meeting to discuss the planting of GM (genetically modified) crops on county-owned land. Their turnout, together with an anti-GMO (genetically modified organism) recommendation from the county’s Food and Agriculture Policy Council, led county officials to vote for a phase…

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While it’s been proven time and time again that “conventional” agriculture, the byproduct of the post-World War II era and the chemicals that remained, causes serious harm, most people don’t realize just how bad it’s gotten. Jim Cochran, a strawberry farmer outside of Santa Cruz, California, found out first-hand. While…

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