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Posts tagged Pesticide

February 18, 2014

Farm Wars 

A crop duster sprays a field.

New Cases Raise Ire Between Conventional And Organic Growers

Reports of pesticide contamination and wind-borne GM seeds have farmers at loggerheads over seemingly irreconcilable practices.

September 2, 2013

Merl-Uh-Oh 

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Herbicide Drift Threatens Midwest Vineyards

Drift can happen with any weed killer. A stiff breeze can carry tiny droplets from the sprayer in one field to the vineyard next door.

October 24, 2012

Pediatrics and Pesticide 

tomatoes

Organic Produce Is The Better Choice For Children?

Pediatricians have released a study warning against exposure to pesticides for children. One way to avoid them is to buy organic.

October 4, 2012

Feedback Loop 

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Farmers And Superweeds Mired In Arms Race, Study Finds

According a recent study, herbicide use has increased by 527 million pounds since herbicide resistant GMOs first hit the scene in 1996.

April 11, 2012

Animorphs Downstream! 

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Roundup Makes Tadpoles Change Shape

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh reveals that America's most popular weedkiller can turn frog larvae into freaks of nature.

April 1, 2012

Protecting Pollinators 

honeybee on a yellow flower

Purdue Educates Farmers About Insecticides’ Effect On Bees

New studies show the impacts a popular insecticide is having on bee colonies.

February 13, 2012

Flower Power 

A bouquet of pink roses wrapped in plastic marked with the Fairtrade logo.

This Valentine’s Day, Know Where Your Flowers Come From

Do you know where your Valentine's Day bouquet came from? Most supermarket flowers have a thorny history.

July 12, 2011

Food Safety 

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Food Safety Testing Program On The Budget Chopping Block

The USDA's Microbiological Data Program will be cut if Congress passes the proposed budget bill. How will this affect food safety for Americans?

June 21, 2011

Tainted Food 

chicken feed

Arsenic Chicken Feed Pulled Thanks To FDA Independent Tests

After the FDA released a new study about the danger of lacing chicken feed with arsenic, Pfzier took 3-Nitro off of the market.

June 12, 2011

Green Thumb 

worms in dirt with newspaper

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Recycling In The Garden

Can you think of a better lifestyle than living at one with your environment from start to finish?

May 5, 2011

Poisonous Chemicals 

Baby Toes

Pesticide Exposure Means Lower IQ For Kids, Say Studies

New data shows that when mothers are exposed to pesticides before giving birth, their children are more likely to have a lower IQs.

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