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May 3, 2012

Nature's Hardest Workers 

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The Birds And The Bees Of Pollinating An Orchard

Volunteers for the Bloomington Community Orchard are working hard to attract pollinators by building honeybee hives, mason bee homes and bird houses.

April 10, 2012

Pretty And Tasty 

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Edible Flowers Are More Than Just Garnish

Moya Andrews is the host of the show Focus on Flowers, our resident flower lady, and boy does she know her stuff. But you won't catch her snacking on flowers!

March 22, 2012

Guilt-Free Revenge? 

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A New (All-Natural) Weapon In The War On Bugs

Researchers in Australia may have come up with a potent but environmentally-friendly pest control strategy. They have spider evolution to thank for it.

February 2, 2012

Chemical Production 

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Monsanto Heads To Court

In a now-defunct factory in Nitro, West Virginia, Monsanto manufactured the herbicide used in Agent Orange for two decades.

January 20, 2012

Pollinating Power 

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The Joy Of Beekeeping (Or, How To Save The Food Supply)

With his 30 hives, Rob Green brings plenty of experience to the classes he teaches at the Indiana Beekeeping School.

January 9, 2012

Organic Import 

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Are Organic Chinese Imports Really Organic?

China is no stranger to food controversy, leaving some consumers wondering if they can trust Chinese foods labeled as "organic."

August 25, 2011

Organic Vs. Conventional 

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The Dirty Dozen: What To Buy Organic

You want to avoid pesticides but you're on a budget. The "Dirty Dozen" to the rescue!

July 25, 2011

Poisonous Chemicals 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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.

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