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  • Mammogram
    Pre-birth exposure to DDT linked to breast cancer risk
    Women who were exposed to high levels of the pesticide DDT while in the womb are at a four-fold greater risk of developing breast cancer than those exposed to lower levels, according to a new study. The research, published June 16 in the Journal...
  • Food you don’t have to buy organic
    Food you don’t have to buy organic
    The benefits? “Always buy organic whenever possible because the methods used to grow fruits and vegetables are kinder to the animals and soil. Organic fruits and vegetables can be as much as four times the cost of regular store bought...
  • Ways to afford organic food
    Ways to afford organic food
    The price of clean uncontaminated organic food makes it seem like a luxury these days instead of a food choice. Additives, chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, growth hormones are not what the average person has in mind when buying their produce....
  • Addict Honeybee
    Neonicotinoid-laced pesticides making bees junkies, killing them
    Bees provide an essential function, and numerous studies have proven that humans would lose access to a wide variety of foods if this pollinating species became extinct. In fact, approximately 30 percent of the global crop supply requires bees to...
  • Bee
    Controversial pesticides give bees a nicotine like high, study finds
    Pesticides have long been linked to the decline of bee populations around the world. While there are many possible causes for bees dying off, ranging from parasites to reduced food sources, the most insidious and difficult to ascertain factor has...
  • Delaware family fighting for their life after pesticide poisoning in St. John
    Delaware family pesticide poisoning: Family fights for life after Caribbean stay
    A Caribbean vacation turns life-threatening for a Delaware family of four as three are fighting for their lives in the hospital after falling ill to seizures and “adverse health effects.” The husband is suffering paralysis and the two...
  • Fruit and vegetable pesticides may cause male infertility
    Fruit and vegetable pesticides slash sperm count in half
    Many factors can affect male and female fertility, any one of which may result in lack of conception. Now, a new study has reported that pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables may decrease a man’s sperm count by almost 50%. The findings...
  • How to Determine When to Buy Organic
    Lessen Your Exposure to Food Pesticides And Save Money With This Simple Trick
    A 2015 Report called The Shopper's Guide™ to Pesticides in Produce by The Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to seeing people live healthier lives, shows that one sample of a grape, as well as one sample of a...
  • Free pesticide disposal opportunity for Stanislaus County farmers
    Free pesticide disposal opportunity for Stanislaus County farmers
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants farmers in the San Joaquin Valley's Stanislaus County to know that they have a free and safe way to get rid of obsolete and unwanted pesticides. In an announcement today, EPA said that...
  • Responsibly grown
    Whole Foods strikes back at competitors
    As noted last time out, the organic foods market is becoming more competitive. Kroger has had their greatest recent success in this portion of the food industry. Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is an expanding chain. Earlier this year, Walmart...
  • Bee People
    Bee People
    The outside of the DVD box says, ”Warning: The information you are about to see will result in hives.” It is true that the documentary Bee People is a very passionate polemic meant to get people excited about the idea of having their...
  • Children's cancer, autism, learning disorders linked to pesticides
    Children's cancer, autism, learning disorders linked to pesticides
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) became so alarmed about the evidence of children's brains and nervous systems being affected by pesticides that they released the report "Pesticide Exposure in Children" recommending how to...
  • Pesticide Mist
    'Just say no' to pesticides
    “The food you eat can be either the safest and the most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”—Ann WigmoreThroughout childhood, parents often teach their children that what they put into a situation is what...
  • Spraying field
    Chemical pesticides make you fat
    What are Obesogens? As a green advocate, I've never been a big fan of chemicals or pesticides. Still, I had no idea that some chemicals and pesticides can make you gain weight. Astounding isn't it? From the ones in your veggies, to those...
  • Fetal brain may be susceptible to pesticides
    Pesticides and autism linked by study
    A California study released on Monday, June 23, 2014 found that pregnant women living near farms that apply pesticides had a tw0-thirds higher risk of having children with autism than other women.The findings, published in the Environmental Health...
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