Pesticide news, articles and information:
|3/13/2015 - Organophosphate pesticides (OPs) are among the most used pesticides in agriculture. They are basically neurotoxic, causing neurological issues, learning and developmental disorders and depression, and sometimes leading to suicide.
Just to make sure everyone got their fair share of neurotoxic OPs,...|
|3/6/2015 - According to the biotech industry's front group on the Hawaiian Islands, the Hawaii Crop Improvement Association (HCIA), "Hawaii has been the gateway for the future of worldwide agriculture through the efforts of our local seed industry. Virtually all of the products that our member companies sell spend...|
|2/26/2015 - When chemicals were first introduced in farming, everyone marveled at what they could do. Yields were dramatically increased. In the beginning, the soil was so healthy, any damage done by chemical fertilizers was imperceptible, and pests had yet to evolve resistance to the insecticides. Our technologies...|
|2/17/2015 - A cocktail of pesticides sickened 20 farmworkers in a cherry orchard in Washington last April, according to a newly released report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The workers, 19 of whom were women, were the victims of off-target pesticide drift, an occurrence responsible...|
|2/6/2015 - Globally, one person dies by suicide roughly every 40 seconds. Around the world, over one million people commit suicide each year -- an increase of 60 percent over the last four and a half decades. Incredibly, farmers have one of the highest rates of self-inflicted death.
Newsweek reports that suicide...|
|1/30/2015 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released an assessment detailing the health and environmental risks associated with the pesticide chlorpyrifos, a chemical developed by Dow AgroSciences in 1965 that's widely sprayed on a variety of crops.
The EPA's report, released on December 31,...|
|1/20/2015 - The Monsanto Company is responsible for redefining farming, making mainstream agriculture dependent on chemicals -- toxins that sterilize the human population. As food is subjected to chemical warfare all across the planet, militaries are busy searching for terrorists in the mountains. Why can't we...|
|1/9/2015 - The American food supply is teeming with deadly pesticides. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), headed by former Monsanto lawyer Tom Vilsack, says people shouldn't worry because pesticides are completely safe to eat!
The latest pesticide data released by the USDA's Agricultural Marketing...|
|12/28/2014 - (Story by William Engdahl, republished from Journal-NEO.org) For the better part of the past century, Western pop culture has systematically denigrated and devalued what should be the most honored profession of all. Those who labor with the land, day-in and day-out, to deliver the food that we eat have...|
|12/24/2014 - (Story by Arjun Walia, republished from Collective-Evolution.com, with additional editing by Natural News.) "Children today are sicker than they were a generation ago. From childhood cancers to autism, birth defects and asthma, a wide range of childhood diseases and disorders are on the rise. Our assessment...|
|12/4/2014 - A chemical pesticide that was outlawed nearly 25 years ago is once again being used in California by conventional strawberry farmers, according to information obtained by The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). This is despite copious evidence that the noxious substance is killing...|
|11/9/2014 - A memo from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) highlights the way that this agency gives more weight to poorly conducted, industry-funded studies than to the overwhelming body of evidence showing that pesticides are harmful.
The memo concerns an insecticide named chlorpyrifos (trade name Lorsban),...|
|11/5/2014 - For the first time in 600 years, the eastern portion of the Aral Sea has dried up. The Asian freshwater lake once teamed with fish and wildlife, ships and sailboats, but now it is choked dry, drained of every last drop, the bottom showing, flaking off with pesticide residue that now kicks up as dust...|
|10/19/2014 - Pesticide manufacturers reached an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop the sale of chlorpyrifos, a powerful toxicant used as an insecticide in homes, lawns and gardens more than 14 years ago, due to associated health risks, according to a written report by Beyond Pesticides...|
|9/2/2014 - A single person's exposure to pesticides may affect not just the person exposed but also three or more generations of their descendents, according to a study conducted by researchers from Washington State University and published in the journal PLOS ONE.
The study looked at the effects of exposure...|
|8/30/2014 - Last Nov., Kauai County, which consists of three Hawaiian islands, passed Kauai County Ordinance 960, which required large-scale agricultural operations to disclose the presence of pesticides and genetically modified (GM) crops, as reported by Hawaii's KHON 2 News.
Despite Mayor Bernard Carvalho...|
|8/29/2014 - The fight taking place doesn't always involve guns on the battlefield. Sometimes the battlefield is something quiet and innocent like a field of crops. The gun is sometimes the chemical pesticides and herbicides soaking into the plants, loading up in the soil. The pesticides and herbacides fire back...|
|8/23/2014 - Dow AgroSciences is getting closer to releasing their "Enlist Weed Control System," a new package that includes two "old" chemicals, glyphosate and 2,4-D, along with seeds genetically engineered to withstand the combination.
The package will provide "robust" tolerance for glyphosate-resistant crops,...|
|8/14/2014 - Good news on the honeybee front -- a team of scientists in the UK have created a biopesticide made from spider venom and plant protein that may provide hope for the endangered pollinators.
A study published in the research journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B [PDF] states that the experimental,...|
|7/22/2014 - Oh, the power of food to heal you, to prevent cancer and to make you feel wonderful, full of life and positive energy. It's amazing, and millions of people know. Then, there are the others. Some have been conned and some don't care too much about their health -- not in the short term or the long run....|
|7/14/2014 - Researchers at the University of California in Davis have recently confirmed that pregnant mothers living in proximity to fields treated with pesticides are at a higher risk for having children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study examined three different varieties of widely-used insecticides:...|
|7/7/2014 - There have been suspicions about pesticides causing colony collapse disorder (CCD) where suddenly many bees die or disappear from their hives and never return. In particular, many scientists have been suspecting a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids.
After several large scale bee keeper and...|
|6/29/2014 - Another positive step in protecting bees has been taken, this time by the Spokane City Council. It will now be illegal for the City of Spokane to purchase or use neonicotinoid insecticides, such as RoundUp Ready. Following the example of Eugene, Oregon, the city is the second in the nation to ban the...|
|6/21/2014 - The colors of nature really stand out in the paradise of Kaua'i, Hawai'i. Sandy beaches embrace the waves of crystal blue water rushing ashore. The ocean waves nip peacefully at the base of the luscious, volcanic mountains, kissing the landscape in a fusion of awe and inspiration.
But just beyond...|
|6/5/2014 - Truvia sweetener is made from about 99.5% erythritol (a sugar alcohol), and 0.5% rebiana, an extract from the stevia plant (but not at all the same thing as stevia). A shocking new study published in the journal PLOS ONE (1) has found that Truvia, an alternative sweetener manufactured by food giant...|
|5/22/2014 - Agricultural workers, utility crew employees and residents in Washington have been exposed to pesticide applications via numerous "drift events," reported the Yakima Herald-Republic.
Roughly 60 people in the region have fallen ill, many reporting difficulty breathing, skin rashes, nausea, vomiting...|
|5/19/2014 - A new study due to be published in the July 2014 edition of the Journal of Environmental Research has found that eating an organic diet for just one week can reduce pesticide levels in adults by almost 90%. The study reaffirms the findings of a 2006 study on children which found that organic diets greatly...|
|5/18/2014 - It doesn't take a degree in nutrition to understand that eating fresh fruits and vegetables is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But not all produce is created equal, and a significant portion of what is sold in grocery stores today as conventional produce has previously been treated with harsh...|
|5/15/2014 - Perhaps the only thing more pervasively toxic than crop chemicals, like glyphosate (Roundup) and atrazine, is these poisons combined with one another. A new study published in the journal Chemosphere has revealed that the amalgamated toxicity of certain pesticides and herbicides increases substantially...|
|5/10/2014 - Health enthusiasts all talk about the dangers of consuming genetically modified corn, soy, canola, cottonseed oil and sugar beets (MSG), but what about GM potatoes? Surely fast food French fries aren't just cooked in genetically mutated, hydrogenated oils but come from potatoes that are bred to resist...|
|5/8/2014 - The adverse health effects associated with human exposure to pesticides have been well known for decades. Author Rachel Carson helped create public awareness in the early 1960s through her book entitled Silent Spring. In it, she documented the detrimental effects pesticides have on both the environment...|
|5/6/2014 - Just one week on a diet composed mostly (but not entirely) of organic foods can reduce adults' exposure to pesticides by an astonishing 90 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from RMIT University in Australia and published in the journal Environmental Research on April 29.
|4/27/2014 - The immune systems of honeybees are being compromised. Bees are being slaughtered in droves. Piles of these pollinators are gathered by the handfuls at farms across the Western Hemisphere. This isn't a small-scale problem that the bee populations can easily adapt to and overcome. This has been a growing...|
|4/9/2014 - The natural ecosystem on Earth is being chemically engineered as pesticides pour into the environment, year after year. As crops soak up the pesticides into their roots, stems, flowers and pollen, wildlife is put at risk.
Tiny and slight, insects are directly impacted by these chemicals as they pollinate....|
|3/29/2014 - A French farmer, attempting to maintain his biodynamically grown vineyard, is facing six months of jail time after he violated a court order last month forcing him to use pesticides on his organic farm.
Emmanuel Giboulot owns and operates an organic vineyard in eastern France where he produces organic...|
|3/27/2014 - A study done by French scientists, published in a high-impact journal (American Journal of Epidemiology) conclusively reports that chlordecone (kepone), a heavily chlorinated pesticide, is responsible for decreased gestation periods and increased risk of premature birth by 60 percent. How can chlordecone...|
|3/11/2014 - A suo moto probe has been issued in India, as dangerous levels of pesticides continue to show up in produce served in India's open markets. Suo moto probes are often issued by courts when the subject matter is dire and of public interest.
Upon the revelation of new findings in early March 2014, the...|
|3/2/2014 - A report by Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe reveals how the pesticide industry has infiltrated global environmental regulatory bodies and sabotaged efforts to research the chemicals' toxic effects.
The report focuses on the pesticide panel of the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) and its failure...|
|2/11/2014 - The same university academic whose controversial research exposed the cancer-causing effects of genetically modified (GM) Bt corn and the Monsanto crop herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) has made another groundbreaking discovery, this time with regard to the understated toxicity of pesticides in general.
|2/3/2014 - Even after being banned more than 40 years ago, the pesticide DDT continues to affect the lives of people today, beckoning infertility and other deeply concerning health conditions. Researchers are now finding out how the pesticide affects the nervous system. In 1972, when the US banned DDT from commercial...|
|1/25/2014 - Anti-GMO activists and Kauai County council members in Hawaii had to dig in as Kauai mayor Bernard Carvalho made a plea to not override his veto of Bill 2491. That's a bill that would monitor and restrict GMO planting and pesticide use in that county. The council got the necessary votes to overturn...|
|1/13/2014 - Industrial agriculture is undergoing yet another major transformation that will amass even more corporate control over the food supply, this time with regard to the composition of chemical pesticides. Untested nanoparticles, according to new research, are now turning up in pesticide formulas being developed...|
|1/9/2014 - There is a cumulative effect from eating bug and weed killer daily. No human being on the planet can deny that, if you swallow a little bit of poison every day, your body will break down and "die." So how much weed killer (RoundUp herbicide) and bug killer (Bt corn) makes you a "dying pest"? If I name...|
|12/19/2013 - Will the mosquito truck cruise through your neighborhood next summer with swine flu "bio-spray" that actually contains bacteria and viruses only preventable with the Big Pharma antidote that costs a fortune and is reserved for elitists? Are hospitals saving money by paying companies to dump their medical...|
|11/14/2013 - Ever since the biotechnology industry first made inroads into South America back in the 1990s, rates of birth defects, cancer and other illnesses have steadily increased, a direct result of pesticides and herbicides being sprayed near residential areas. And one group of mothers from Argentina, known...|
|8/29/2013 - Three more agricultural pesticides have been added to the growing list of known chemical poisons killing honeybees, thanks to a new study published in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Researchers associated with the non-profit group Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry...|
|8/23/2013 - Thousands of people who "eat right" still aren't experiencing ideal health, but why? Do they really eat right, or do they just think they eat right? Maybe a few things they're eating drain all the nutrients from their body, basically "burning up" the vitamins and minerals that they thought their bodies...|
|8/19/2013 - Since the time when genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) were first introduced into the American food supply back in 1996, there has been a dramatic increase in pesticide use rather than the decrease we were all promised by the biotechnology industry as a supposed benefit of GMO technology. A new research...|
|7/2/2013 - Neonicotinoid pesticides, including the likes of imidacloprid, clothianidin, thiamethoxam, dinetofuran and acetamiprid, are coming under heavy scrutiny. Their horrendous, environment-ravishing, bee-killing properties are responsible for entire bee colony collapses. As these poisons are sprayed into...|
|7/2/2013 - Fresh research on the neurological condition known as Parkinson's disease has affirmed what a number of prominent scientists have been saying for several years now: Mainly that pesticide exposure is a direct cause of this widespread degenerative health condition. And while there are admittedly many...|
|6/25/2013 - Faceless, nameless bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., are once again demonstrating their ignorance of an issue by refusing to take a necessary action that literally could have an impact on the health and well-being of millions of Americans.
Officials at the Department of Agriculture are refusing to...|
|6/15/2013 - Recently, In one of Hawaii's only newspapers that is for the people and free, The Honolulu Weekly, an article written by Tiffany Hervey put the GMO issue in an incredible, proper perspective. The problem is that before any change can take place, we have to somehow negate the efforts of Monsanto's "hooker"...|
|6/10/2013 - Smoke herbicide and pesticide all day and what do you get? You get a recurring hangover that seemingly needs a new blast of nicotine to quell or "dissipate," but in actuality, the only thing the nicotine does is stave off the headache, the nervousness, the anxiety, the "chemical hangover," and after...|
|5/17/2013 - Over the last 30 years, the use of pesticides has spiked around the world. People now pour 2.5 million tons of these chemicals into the environment annually, contributing to a $35 billion industry run by global corporations. To make matters worse, the more people use pesticides, the more ineffective...|
|5/15/2013 - Pesticides and fungicides are sprayed onto orange and lemon shipments to so that they don't rot during long shipping and storage periods. The citrus exposed to these pesticides are marked on the boxes with a message something like this:
"Treated to maintain freshness in transit with one or more of...|
|4/23/2013 - Thanks to the biotech industry's relentless quest to control our food, McDonald's, Burger King and even school cafeterias will soon be able to serve up apples that won't turn brown when they're sliced or bitten into. A new, almost entirely untested genetic modification technology, called RNA http://theconversation.com...|
|4/8/2013 - Two studies have found that the pesticide neonicotinoid, used since 1990, is contributing to killing the honeybees needed for pollination of our food crops. Our food supply is reliant on bees to pollinate the crops. They contribute to $15 billion worth of our food supply. In fact, it's estimated that...|
|4/4/2013 - Pesticide chemicals are usually derived from petroleum, and some of them are based on fluoride. Pesticides are, of course, sprayed on crops to kill insects. But an overwhelming mountain of scientific research shows that pesticides remain intact on foods, and when they're consumed by humans they cause...|
|2/13/2013 - In the most recent news about neonicotinoid pesticides, it was reported that European countries have already decided to ban the continuous use of the pesticides because of the presented scientific evidences showing that they continue to endanger bees. Corporate farms in the U.S.; however, continue to...|
|12/12/2012 - Even low-level exposure to a widely used group of pesticides can produce long-term damage to cognitive abilities, according to a study conducted by researchers from University College London and the Open University and published in the journal Critical Reviews in Toxicology.
The researchers conducted...|
|12/6/2012 - A few days ago, I sounded the alarm on Dr. Oz and his attack on organic consumers. In my article published here on Natural News, I called Dr. Oz a "sellout" for his labeling of organic consumers as "elitist" and "snobs" while lying by omission in his TIME Magazine article that failed to disclose the...|
|12/2/2012 - Dr. Oz's recent attack on organics has left a large number of people shocked at his betrayal of the organic consumer community. Yesterday, his Facebook page was being absolutely inundated with posts from people calling him a "betrayer" and asking why he would attack organics and start promoting feedlot...|
|12/1/2012 - I have updated the story that originally appeared here with this account after having met Dr. Oz face to face and appeared on his show as a guest for a heavy metals research segment.
This experience drastically altered my opinion of Dr. Oz, and in my view he has become more and more of an "activist"...|
|11/14/2012 - For the very first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has come forward with an official position on organic foods and their role in childhood health and development. But rather than encourage parents to avoid buying pesticide-laden conventional foods, the group, which openly admits that...|
|10/25/2012 - What do Monsanto, BASF, Bayer, Dow, DuPont and Syngenta all have in common? They are all manufacturers of poison who are funneling millions of dollars into the campaign to try to defeat Proposition 37 in California (the GMO labeling bill). In doing this, these six pesticide companies have cemented their...|
|10/25/2012 - As reported recently by the U.K.'s Guardian, a new study published in the journal Nature is the latest in a long line of recent studies to show that common crop chemicals are destroying bee populations worldwide, which will also eventually destroy much of the world's food supply if left unaddressed....|
|10/22/2012 - In what should probably surprise no one who has been following the Proposition 37 issue, a California proposal that would require the ingredients in all GM foods to be labeled, the so-called "Big 6" pesticide corporations have become the movement's main opponents.
Filings released this week by the...|
|10/16/2012 4:42:15 PM - If I sprayed your salad with some "RAID" roach killer right now, just a little bit right on the lettuce and maybe a little more on the tomatoes, would you still eat it all, and just assume your body will simply filter out those "small amounts" of toxins? Better yet, what if I paid for it, a nice big,...|
|10/13/2012 - "Chronic care management" means someone has a disorder or a disease and the doctors and hospitals aren't really helping to cure it, they just treat the symptoms with pharmaceuticals and wait for it to get worse. U.S. chronic care management is a well-planned out healthcare system based on the sobering...|
|9/30/2012 - A noted environmental writer for a top British newspaper is questioning why governments aren't doing more to protect honeybee pollinators from a pesticide that is dramatically thinning the numbers of queen bees in many hives.
Damian Carrington, of The Guardian, has written recently that a growing...|
|9/21/2012 - The latest campaign finance disclosure records released by California's Secretary of State reveal that the most evil corporation in the world, Monsanto, has forked over another $2.89 million to kill Proposition 37, the historic bill that, if passed, will require genetically-modified (GM) foods and food...|
|9/10/2012 - The average American today is exposed to a whole lot more fluoride than he or she is probably aware. Conventional produce, it turns out, is one of the most prevalent sources of fluoride exposure besides fluoridated water, as conventional crops are not only irrigated with fluoride-laced water in many...|
|9/7/2012 - Pesticides is the overall tag for insecticides and herbicides, among others. The suffix cide means to kill, as in homicide involves murdering humans. We do need pesticides for various protections against infestation in the garden, home, and our pets.
The problem is that most commercial pesticides...|
|9/6/2012 - The assault on the organic industry is in full swing today, and it's an attack not merely on the industry itself but an attack on your sanity. If you "believe" in organic foods and non-GMOs, you are about to be labeled a delusional conspiracy theorist.
How do I know that? Because the lying mainstream...|
|8/25/2012 - With all of the different pesticides used to grow fruits and vegetables today you may wonder if it's safe to eat any non-organic produce at all. The answer is yes, you should still be eating five servings of fruits and vegetables every day, whether they are all organic or not. Of course organic produce...|
|8/24/2012 - Despite serious questions about safety and effectiveness, Dallas and other municipalities around the country are blanketing their cities and their citizens with pesticides. Pets, gardens, lawns, livestock . . . nothing is safe and individual citizens are not able to opt out of the widespread spraying....|
|8/6/2012 3:00:08 PM - It is EPIC IRONY that certain genetically modified vegetables, namely corn, soy and beets, are burning up in the summer heat and drought that is devastating the entire Midwestern United States. There is a certain serendipitous irony, like bad karma coming home to roost for the greedy corporations that...|
|6/29/2012 - Diabetes is brought to you in part by Bayer AG - Germany. You know, the most powerful German corporate cartel in the first half of the 20th century - IG Farben (AKA Bayer) - and the single largest profiteer from World War II. This is the same IG Farben that was intimately involved with the human experimental...|
|6/25/2012 - One of the most common arguments people often use to defend vaccinations alleges that vaccines are responsible for eradicating epidemic diseases of the past such as polio and smallpox. But a recent investigative review put together by Jeffry John Aufderheide over at VacTruth.com explains not only why...|
|3/6/2012 - Many people think organic fruits and vegetables are too expensive to buy for family meals. But those who have a hyperactive child should think again. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 4.5 million children ages 5 to 17 in the US have been diagnosed with ADHD....|
|1/18/2012 - A new study by Purdue University scientists seems to confirm what environmentalists have long suspected -- that the massive bee die-offs known as Colony Collapse Disorder are linked to pesticides. Specifically, researchers are pointing to a category of pesticide marketed by the German chemical company...|
|1/16/2012 - Arfa Karim Randhawa, the 16 year-old girl deemed the world's youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), passed away at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) on Saturday night.(http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012%5C01%5C15%5Cstory_15-1-2012_pg1_5)
On December 22, she suffered cardiac...|
|12/21/2011 6:38:00 PM - For over ten years, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., an Iowa-based genetically-modified (GM) seed company owned by DuPont, has been carelessly allowing GM crop pesticide dust to blow onto homes, cars, streets, yards, and children living in residential areas of Kauai, Hawaii. This is according to...|
|11/29/2011 11:22:19 PM - As this movie's plot begins to unfold more and more, Hawaii's Attorney General appears to be pushing back into a corner more and more. I am confident that before long that corner will be so tight that they will have no where to go.
So, I received a reply to my last letter. It was dated November 15th....|
|11/10/2011 - When a 30-something man from San Diego, Cal., recently decided to rob a local bank, he took with him an unusual, but highly-deadly, weapon. NBC San Diego reports that the robber entered a Pacific Western Bank in Rancho Santa Fe on Friday, Nov. 4, at around 3:30 pm -- and in addition to a gun and dust...|
|10/5/2011 - A new paper reviewing data from 19 animal studies shows that consuming genetically modified (GM) corn or soybeans leads to significant organ disruptions in rats and mice, particularly in livers and kidneys (http://www.enveurope.com/content/23/1/10). "Other organs may be affected too, such as the heart...|
|9/19/2011 - (NaturalNews)Three separate studies recently published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives indicate prenatal pesticide exposure to fetuses negatively impact a child's learning ability. Their IQs tend to be lower. The greater the umbilical cord pesticide blood levels, the lower the child's...|
|7/29/2011 - Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit research organization based in Washington, DC, has released its latest edition of its Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce. The guide helps supermarket shoppers make healthier choices by offering a quick reference to the "Dirty Dozen" list (the produce...|
|7/25/2011 - Between the beans, bread and peanut butter sections in your local supermarket, there could be serious and life-threatening dangers lurking in the form of supposedly "harmless" household pesticides.
The Health Ranger recently interviewed Dr. Mitch, the "Pesticide Sheriff" from AlwaysEco (www.AlwaysEco.com/products),...|
|7/20/2011 9:27:54 PM - Before getting into the crux of this update, something first needs to be said. While I may be speaking about Hawaii, please understand that this not only applies to Hawaii but every place where YOU live.
Hawaii is our aina (land) of which we are an integral part. It doesn't matter if we are white,...|
|6/29/2011 - In a shocking new video, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger) reveals that common cooking oils such as canola oil and soybean oil are used as key active ingredients in pesticide products because they work so effectively to kill bugs. The video shows how one pesticide product that kills insects is made with...|
|6/12/2011 - Dow, BASF, Bayer, Syngenta, DuPont, and Monsanto form an agrichemical conglomerate that manufacture some of the most dangerous chemicals in the world. (http://www.panna.org/issues/pesticides-profit/chemical-cartel)
Third world countries tend to be the most susceptible to the witches brew of chemicals....|
|5/4/2011 - As people are turning away from chemical ingredients in everything from cleaning products to beauty products, they are also turning to chemical-free foods by growing food in their own backyards.
In order to keep your homegrown produce as free from harmful chemicals as possible while keeping crop-destroying...|
|4/22/2011 4:35:12 AM - Decadent and delicious, much-loved strawberries have a dark side. The recently approved strawberry pesticide methyl iodide has been called "one of the most toxic chemicals on earth" by Dr. John Froines, UCLA Professor of Environmental Health and Chair of California's independent scientific committee...|
|4/22/2011 - Does it ever seem like the population is being "dumbed down"? Maybe that is literally happening -- even before birth. And at least one of the culprits appears to be organophosphate pesticides that are widely used on food crops throughout the U.S.
The evidence for the intelligence robbing effect of...|
|3/30/2011 - The organochloride pesticides used every day on many conventional food crops is responsible for lowering semen quality and causing infertility, according to a new study out of Spain. Clemente Aguilar from the Medical Research Laboratory of the University Hospital San Cecilio, Granada, and several colleagues...|
|2/28/2011 - More and more consumers and corporations are touting the benefits of "local" foods, often described as "sustainable," "healthy," or "natural." According to the trade publication, Sustainable Food News, "local" as a marketing claim, has grown by 15 percent from 2009 to 2010, and it's likely that number...|
|2/16/2011 - Yannick Chenet, a French winegrower, died after contracting leukemia, becoming the first farmer to have his illness officially linked to the pesticides he used for years on his crops. He is among 40 or so farmers in France whose illnesses have now been officially linked to their profession and the pesticides...|
|2/9/2011 - New pesticides are increasingly being introduced into Atlantic salmon farms, causing outrage among environmentalists and lobster fishers.
Widespread use of pesticides has rendered sea lice -- which infest farmed salmon due to their cramped living conditions -- immune to the most popular varieties,...|
|1/22/2011 - Bedbugs are coming back with a vengeance, and a new study out of Ohio State University says that pesticides and insecticides are at least jointly responsible for spawning a new breed of mutant bedbugs that is genetically-resistant to the very chemicals commonly used to eradicate it..
|12/17/2010 - Organic foods have started taking root (no pun intended) in the minds of more and more consumers each year as people strive to live healthier lives.
Not only do they taste a lot better (without the help of chemicals and flavour enhancers), but they also provide far more nutrients and benefits than...|
|12/10/2010 - In a shocking, last-minute decision by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), the agency approved the use of methyl iodide, a highly-toxic carcinogen, as a pesticide for conventional strawberries. Ignoring the recommendations of both its scientific advisory panel as well as the comments...|
|11/22/2010 - Children who are exposed to organophosphate pesticides in utero are significantly more likely to develop attention problems later in life, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Berkeley and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
|10/23/2010 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded $180,000 in federal funds to finance an agribusiness-chemical industry plan to "correct the misconception that some fresh produce items contain excessive amounts of pesticide residues". It appears that the funds will actually be used to attack...|
|10/13/2010 - The New York Times recently published a story on a new report that claims to have discovered one of the primary causes of colony collapse disorder (CCD), a condition in which entire colonies of bees mysteriously die. But the report, which pins a fungus and virus combination as the culprit, was headed...|
|10/1/2010 - Exposure to pesticides may be one of the causes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study conducted by researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and published in the Journal of Pediatrics.
"It's consistent with other studies that have looked at organophosphate...|
|8/24/2010 - Chronic illness is widespread in many industrialized nations like the U.S., and more studies than ever are linking this disease epidemic to pesticide exposure. According to a new database designed to catalog these studies, pesticides are linked to cancer, reproductive dysfunction, diabetes, autism,...|
|6/25/2010 - Previously in this series we looked at the cozy relationship between the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the chemical industry, including how that industry had been the source of both board members and major donations. A stark example of the influence chemical makers wielded with the ACS came in the...|
|6/3/2010 - For years environmentalists and natural health advocates have been trying to point out that organophosphate pesticides (malathion, etc.) work by disrupting the neurological systems of insects, and therefore humans who consume them on foods are at risk of neurological problems. Now, after millions of...|
|3/5/2010 - After 11 years of secrecy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided to reverse a prior decision that allowed pesticide manufacturers to conceal the inert ingredients from their product labels. Since many of these ingredients are toxic, the agency now believes that consumers should...|
|2/22/2010 - A U.S. District Judge from Manhattan has banned the sale of spirotetramat, a pesticide produced by Bayer CropScience. Citing allegations by environmental groups and commercial beekeepers that the pesticide is toxic and is killing off the nation's honeybee population, Judge Denise Cote has declared that...|
|1/18/2010 - Estimates from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicate that millions of birds and fish die every year from pesticide exposure. Scientists are now discovering that even low level exposure is disrupting the animal kingdom and causing new diseases to develop, threatening many species with extinction.
|1/15/2010 - When agricultural pesticides first came on the scene in the 1920s, farmers quickly adopted them as a working solution for eliminating pests that were destroying millions of dollars worth of crops. Resistance to pesticides quickly developed, requiring new formulas and additional applications that drenched...|
|12/3/2009 - According to a recent report compiled from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data, the growing of genetically engineered crops has led to a 383 million pound increase in U.S. pesticide use during the time period spanning from 1996 to 2008. The Organic Center (TOC), the Union for Concerned Scientists...|
|12/1/2009 - (Natural News) China has a very high suicide rate. Forty-four percent of the world's suicides are committed in China. Suicide is also the fifth-leading cause of death in China. This caused the World Health Organization to raise some concern about the connection between organophosphate (OP) based pesticides...|
|10/9/2009 - According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Parkinson's disease (PD) belongs to a group of conditions called motor system disorders which are the result of the loss of brain cells that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine. That's the critical key in the development of...|
|10/7/2009 - It was revealed that a handful of the activist agencies which were behind the petition to the EPA to regulate nano-silver as a pesticide received funding from pharmaceutical giant Merck, which annually has hundreds of billions of dollars in profits from patented antibiotics which colloidal silver poses...|
|9/28/2009 - Recently the European Pesticides Residues Committee tested 4,000 fruits and veggies and found that a number of them contained more than the legal amount of pesticides. The levels of pesticides varied considerably, and imported fruits and vegetables were found to have the highest quantity.
|9/25/2009 - A new study just found that Parkinson's disease is linked to pesticide exposure. In fact, the study participants were almost twice as likely to have been exposed to pesticides through their work, and exposure to certain pesticides may have increased the chance of having the disease by more than three-fold....|
|9/19/2009 - Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a malignant disease of the bone marrow, is the most common cancer diagnosed in children. In fact, nearly one third of all pediatric cancers are cases of ALL. Although this form of cancer can be cured in many cases, in the worst case scenarios the cancer crowds out...|
|8/18/2009 - Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a malignant disease of the bone marrow, is the most common cancer diagnosed in children. In fact, nearly one third of all pediatric cancers are cases of ALL. Although this form of cancer can be cured in many cases, in the worst case scenarios the cancer crowds out...|
|8/14/2009 - According to the National Parkinson Foundation, about 1.5. Americans currently have Parkinson's Disease (PD) -- the motor system disorder which afflicts actor Michael J. Fox. Another 60,000 or so people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with PD in 2009. The four main symptoms of this often devastating disease...|
|7/21/2009 - A new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives has revealed that children are dangerously vulnerable to the effects of environmental pesticides, and for far longer than originally suspected.
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have discovered that children...|
|7/15/2009 - Just how dangerous are pesticides? No one knows the full answer to that question yet, but research is revealing that exposure to these toxins is clearly a bigger health risk than most people realize. For example, Natural News recently reported on the strong evidence suggesting pesticides causes Parkinson's...|
|6/23/2009 - The evidence is in. Eating a plant based diet is the key to health and longevity. The only question left is how to get the best value for each dollar you have to spend on fruits and vegetables. The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization devoted to human and environmental health, has...|
|4/29/2009 - Children who live in homes where parents use pesticides are twice as likely to develop brain cancer, according to the results of a new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The study evaluated more than 800 fathers and more than 500 mothers that live in residential areas...|
|2/16/2009 - When you eat organic foods, you provide your body with vitamins, minerals, filtered water, and much more. These provide us with vital foundations for health. Most food sold in stores is grown with pesticides or other toxins. These chemicals have been proven to adversely affect health. In some cases...|
|2/11/2009 - Many scientific studies have begun to conclude that organic gardening is beneficial for every level of life: soil, plants and animals, insects, water and air quality, as well as our own mental and physical health. Certain conventional farming practices have led to increases of pollutants in our air,...|
|12/18/2008 - According to the New York Times on 12/4/08, the National Christmas Tree Association reported $l.3 billion in Christmas tree sales last year. This amounted to 3l million trees sold. Real Christmas trees bring an appeal that artificial trees just cannot provide, the pleasing scent of a pine forest. When...|
|11/23/2008 - A new study has provided one of the strongest links yet between pesticide use and Parkinson's disease.
A team of researchers from Duke University, Miami University and the Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Center of Excellence has found that people who were exposed to pesticides were substantially...|
|11/9/2008 - Do you believe in the Tooth Fairy and Santa Clause? Are they real people flying around performing magical deeds? Hopefully you don't believe this. Yes, they are fun stories, "something to believe in," when you are a child; or possibly they are spirits or energy forms. But they do not exist in flesh...|
|10/26/2008 - Pesticides are poison. They are used to kill living creatures. In order to kill those living creatures, humans apply the pesticides. We also eat what`s left of them.
We`ve seen handlers of banana pesticide sterilized, a young couple who worked with pesticides give birth to a limbless child, and a...|
|9/30/2008 - German government researchers have concluded that a bestselling Bayer pesticide is responsible for the recent massive die-off of honeybees across the country's Baden-Württemberg region. In response, the government has banned an entire family of pesticides, fueling accusations that pesticides may be...|
|7/25/2008 - Medical science has discovered how sensitive the insulin receptor sites are to chemical poisoning. Metals such as cadmium, mercury, arsenic, lead, fluoride and possibly aluminum may play a role in the actual destruction of beta cells through stimulating an auto-immune reaction to them after they have...|
|7/22/2008 - The great mystery of bee deaths has been solved. Colony Collapse Disorder is poisoning with a known insect neurotoxin. Clothianidin, a pesticide manufactured by Bayer, has been clearly linked to die offs in Germany and France.
Although the bee die offs that have occurred recently are more severe,...|
|6/9/2008 - Because we advocate so highly that at least 70% of your diet by volume should be fresh, live produce --high water content vegetables and fruit -- this is a question we get asked a lot. We'd like to go over the pros and cons of both, so that you can make an informed decision, and get what's right for...|
|5/10/2008 - Environmental and farm worker groups have now sued the Bush administration for allowing the continued use of four pesticides. They claim that the government brushed aside its own evidence that the chemicals are toxic to workers, children, and animals.
The suit challenged the Environmental Protection...|
|5/10/2008 - Did you know that in a 1997 study, the Environmental Working Group found that conventionally-grown flowers may be laden with up to 50 times the amount of pesticides allowed for food? And that these pesticides can easily enter your body through your skin or nose?
These facts struck me like an ice...|
|5/2/2008 - Scientists have now discovered additional evidence of a connection between Parkinson's disease and long-term exposure to pesticides. Parkinson's disease strikes movements like walking, talking and writing. Symptoms of the disease first tend to appear in patients over 50. These symptoms may include tremors...|
|4/16/2008 - A 1996 federal law required the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the safety of all pesticides and to rule by 2006 whether they could be used on foods safely. The EPA found four pesticides posed risks to human health but decided they saved growers so much money their use outweighed the...|
|4/3/2008 - A recent UK government report found that chickens raised in the widespread, non-organic fashion, have a 23.4% chance of being contaminated with salmonella, a bacteria responsible for food poisoning. The chance of an organic flock having salmonella? Only 4.4%.
What's the difference between how the...|
|3/28/2008 - If a child eats conventionally grown produce, will it affect his or her health? Recent research revealed that pesticides do show up in the urine of children after consuming non-organic foods. Though the study did not look at whether or not some of the chemicals stay in the tissues and cause damage,...|
|3/24/2008 - A recent UK government report found that chickens raised in the widespread, non-organic fashion, have a 23.4% chance of being contaminated with salmonella, a bacteria responsible for food poisoning. The chance of an organic flock having salmonella? Only 4.4%.
What's the difference between how the...|
|3/11/2008 - People of the world, the US Government is planning to poison more than two million people, in California, using an untested biological "pesticide" this summer. The chemical to be sprayed is classified by the EPA as a "pesticide" and the plan is to douse cities with this chemical designed to stick on...|
|2/8/2008 - Sometimes bad dreams do come true. My bad dream was that the government issued quarantine, and forced everybody to be vaccinated for some fake disease. In my dream, I took my family, and fled to the hills to avoid being vaccinated.
Now, nine months later, this dream has come true. In an emergency,...|
|12/31/2007 - Sometimes bad dreams do come true. My bad dream was that the government issued quarantine, and forced everybody to be vaccinated for some fake disease. In my dream, I took my family, and fled to the hills to avoid being vaccinated.
Now, nine months later, this dream has come true. In an emergency,...|
|10/12/2007 - Pests in the home are a big problem for many. Standard treatments rely on poison in the home to kill the invaders which often return anyway, but the poison is not specially designed to only hurt certain types of living creatures, so it is hurting the people in the house as well, just to a slower and...|
|3/27/2007 - After being under review for nearly 30 years, the pesticide lindane was finally withdrawn by the Environmental Protection Agency for use in agriculture last summer. Called by the EPA "one of the most toxic, persistent, bioaccumulative pesticides ever registered," lindane is still stubbornly being supported...|
|11/7/2006 - At a Friday meeting in New Delhi, the Bush administration won international approval for the use of a little more than 5,900 tons of ozone-destroying pesticide methyl bromide, despite the objections of European nations.
Nearly two years ago, methyl bromide was banned under international treaty except...|
|11/2/2006 - Low-level exposure to a banned but lingering pesticide appears to accelerate changes in the brain that can potentially lead to the onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms years or even decades before they might naturally develop. This finding, by researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute...|
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|10/6/2006 - Even small doses of pesticides and related chemicals can cause adverse health effects in people who consume them, and especially during periods of fetal development. Pregnant women should carefully consider eating fruits and vegetables that were grown under unknown circumstances that may have allowed...|
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