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  • ST LOUIS, MISSOURI, MAY 2009: Images of a display of 'Round-up,' the herbicide which made Monsanto a powerful force in agribusiness, inside Monsanto headquarters in St Louis, Missouri, 21 May 2009.
    US GAO: Glyphosate levels in produce totally unmonitored
    In its report to the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy (part of the Committee on Energy and Commerce), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) makes the stunning statement that "FDA [...] does not test...
  • Aerial spraying planned for Warren County
    Warren County, NJ, plans to douse residents with insecticides
    On September 10, 2014, the Express-Times published a public notice on behalf of the Warren County Mosquito Extermination Commission stating that the commission "will be applying Scourge (active ingredients - Resmethrin and Piperonyl Butoxide)...
  • Will new pesticide regulations protect migrant workers?
    EPA considering new pesticide regulations
    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced proposed changes to its Worker Protection Standard (WPS), which is the set of regulations that govern pesticide, fungicide, and herbicide exposure of agricultural workers. The Federal...
  • A call to action for bees
    EPA admits new pesticide is deadly to bees, yet won't ban
    This week, beekeepers are waking their hives from winter hibernation to pollinate blooming almond orchards in California. But many honeybees won’t buzz back to life at all, according to Mark Floegel of Greenpeace.A deadly bee illness called...
  • DDT exposure has been linked to Alzheimer's disease. For what future epidemics are today's pesticides sowing the seeds?
    Pesticide linked to Alzheimer's disease
    Exposure to the pesticide DDT has been linked to Alzheimer's disease by a team of researchers working in Dallas and Atlanta. According to the researchers, study participants with Alzheimer's disease had blood levels of DDE (a metabolite of...
  • The PA wine and spirits store near the intersection of route 33 and route 248 carries Natura and Ecologica wines
    Consider organic wine for your 2013 Thanksgiving feast
    At Thanksgiving, when families spend hours preparing meals to share with loved ones, and remember to thank God for the blessings of the year, it seems appropriate to choose foods that are as healthful as possible, and as fairly produced as they...
  • Flyer supporting Bill 2491 on Kauai
    Mayor Vetos Bill 2491, Council Override and Mayoral Recall May Follow
    Kauai Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr., on October 31vetoed Bill 2491, which would require the major users of agricultural pesticides to report their spraying activities (all but one is a GMO seed company), require buffer zones around schools and...
  • DDT, widely used in the US prior to 1972, has been shown to induce obesity in three generations via epigenetic changes.
    Science shocker: DDT use prior to 1972 source of today's obesity epidemic?
    Two thirds of American adults are either overweight or obese, and environmental toxins from generations ago may have something to do with it. Scientists from Washington State University may have just uncovered another reason for these skyrocketing...
  • Spray for West Nile Virus
    Know the potential harmful effects of spraying for West Nile Virus
    The Texas Department of State Health Services reported a total of 1,868 cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) infecting humans in Texas in 2012. This total represents both the mild and severe forms of WNV. That is 0.007 percent of the population of Texas...
  • Agricultural chemical atrazine
    Atrazine: Is it the right time for a ban?
    CREDO campaign manager Josh Kalla is organizing a meeting with US Congressman Matt Cartwright on Tuesday, July 30th, at 1:00 p.m. Meeting at Representative Cartwright's office on the ninth floor of One South Third Street in Easton, Kalla and...
  • Apis mellifera -- the honeybee
    Summertime lawns: How green is too green?
    It starts in the spring, when the salesmen go from door to door offering their lawn care programs. A popular service in the 18045 ZIP code, according to Trugreen, is the TruHealth Lawn Plan. This plan offers "pre-emergent and targeted weed...
  • 23 Indian children die from school lunch
    23 children of India laid to rest in school lunch fiasco. Pesticide is to blame
    About 23 Indian school children from the village of Dharmasati Gandawan in the eastern Bihar state of India were laid to rest from the result of being poisoned from a school lunch. The fatal poisoning is said to have been caused by the presence of...
  • Insecticide served in food led to sudden deaths of 27 Indian children
    Insecticide served in food leads to sudden deaths of 27 Indian children
    Insecticide detected in the food or cooking oil of school lunches is being blamed in the sudden deaths of at least 27 children earlier this week in India.The Times of India reported Thursday (July 18) that postmortem reports of the children who...
  • Bee kill-off was a man-made incident
    Bee kill-off: 50,000 bees dropping from Oregon trees was man-made happening
    The bee kill-offmystery this week in Oregon is no longer a mystery. The 50,000 bees founddead in a Target parking lot wasa man-made bee kill-off. This bee kill-off could land thefolks responsiblein some hot water, according to ABC Local on June 22...
  • Dead Bee
    25,000 Dead Bumblebees Discovered In Oregon
    An estimated 25,000 dead bumblebees were discovered this Monday near a Target parking lot in Wilsonville, Oregon.SEE PHOTOSStarting last Sunday, shoppers began noticing dead bumblebees falling from the trees in the shopping center plaza, home to...