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Posts tagged pesticides

July 25, 2011

Poisonous Chemicals 

dead tree

Herbicide Causes Widespread Tree Deaths

An herbicide once touted as an environmentally friendly option to traditional herbicides is responsible for thousands of tree deaths.

June 17, 2011

Sweet Stuff 

two beekeepers in masks handling bees

Beekeepers Are Doing Their Part To Save The World

We speak with Tracy Hunter, a third generation beekeeper. Bees are in trouble and two filmmakers want you to know. And, beets and honey make a sweet condiment.

May 1, 2011

Green Thumb 

Aphids On A Leaf

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Organic Pest Control

When you're an organic gardener, you face challenges that conventional gardeners don't, especially when it comes to bugs.

April 24, 2011

Green Thumb 

Organic Apples

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Organic All The Way

Why does using organic methods to grow food matter? Why is organic more expensive? Is the food better? Join the discussion on these and more organic issues.

April 11, 2011

Pollinators 

Bat In A Tree

Bats Are Dying, Farmers Should Be Concerned

Fruit lovers should be very concerned by the increasing number of bats dying from white nose syndrome.

March 23, 2011

Chemicals In Meat 

bacon

The Pinkness Of Your Bacon May Be A Result Of Illegal Chemicals

China just arrested 14 involved with feeding illegal chemicals to pigs.

February 10, 2011

Pollinators 

bee-modified

Bee Disappearance On The Rise, Should We Worry?

Colony collapse disorder, once thought to be just a seasonal fluke thinning the ranks of bees during an especially cold winter, is getting worse.

December 8, 2010

Poisonous Chemicals 

Strawberry Field

Harmful Pesticide Approved For Use On California Strawberries

Environmentalists and farm workers are asking California's governor-elect to ban the use of cancer-causing pesticide, methyl iodide, on strawberry fields.

August 4, 2010

Pesticides 

fruits and vegetables on display at a farmers market

When It Comes To Pesticide Use, Not All Farmers Are Created Equal

I assumed that farmers at my local market grew their foods pesticide free and certified organic, but I learned that this was far from the truth.

June 21, 2010

Pesticides 

strawberries

Change To California Pesticide Regulations Worries Scientists

Scientists and pesticide regulators are at odds over California's recent approval of a toxic pesticide for strawberries.

June 14, 2010

Pesticides 

apple orchard in yakima washington

Washington Apple Growers Struggle With Changing Pesticide Regulations

Washington state apple growers are trying to make a change to less-toxic pesticides in advance of a 2012 EPA deadline.

June 10, 2010

Food Safety 

a bottle of sunscreen

Health Risks From Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products In Food

Researchers hope to measure the impacts of continuous doses of very low levels of drugs being constantly reintroduced into the environment and the food supply.

May 19, 2010

Pesticides 

Excited child

New Study: Pesticide Exposure Tied To ADHD In Children

In a study of 1,000 children, researchers found that those who had high levels of certain pesticides were almost twice as likely to develop ADHD.

January 28, 2010

Your Caffeine Habit 

row of bags of coffee on a table

All About Coffee: Organic, Fair Trade, And The Effects of Caffeine

This week, our podcast is all about breakfast, so to get started, of course we needed to grab that first cup of coffee.

December 28, 2009

New Year's Resolutions 

new seedlings sprout from the forest floor

Earth Eats’ Top 10 Ways To Go Green In The New Year

New Years resolution time, and many people are thinking about steps they can take to live a greener, more sustainable lifestyle. Here are our favorite 10 tips.

September 24, 2009

Childhood Obesity 

A child's hand holding a peach

Avoiding Childhood Obesity Must Become A Family Affair

Teaching children the importance of eating healthy can provide them with great habits as they mature.

July 11, 2009

Foraging 

Annie Corrigan and Daniel Orr foraging for wild edibles

Foraging For Wild Plants: Living the Vida Local

Chef Daniel Orr explains how to make salads out of things most people would spray with pesticides and other tips for foraging for wild edibles.

July 7, 2009

Food Labeling 

A pile of heirloom tomatoes

The “Organic” Label Again Finds Itself In Hot Water

New research indicates that foods with the "organic" label may not be as pesticide-free as you might hope.

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