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Chemical weedkillers linked to double the rate of depression in farmers

7/30/2013 - As chemical companies manufacture their own falsified studies on the safety of their weed killers, herbicides like Roundup are used liberally and without caution. The glyphosate weedkillers like Roundup are now dumped into the Earth at the rate of 900 million pounds annually, creating a toxic, chemical...

How GMOs are to blame for the rampant overuse of pesticides in modern agriculture

7/20/2013 - It's no secret here, Natural News has long reported what the mainstream media generally has not regarding the risks of GM foods and how they are creating a host of dangers to our food supply. Now, it seems, science is making it much more difficult to ignore these facts. A new study has found that...

Are you eating bug poison and weed killer daily?

7/14/2013 - Most people who don't tune into Natural News eat bug and weed killer every day, maybe even every meal of their lives. Many Americans, namely one in every three or more, get cancer and can't figure out why. Their doctors won't tell them the truth, and they just can't believe that it came from the food...

Common backyard weed may curb cancer risk

10/17/2012 - Found almost everywhere, peppergrass is a familiar plant that many consider an undesirable weed. Who would have thought a backyard 'pest' could potentially prevent cancer? And that is not the only disease deterred by peppergrass -- it has broad spectrum healing qualities for a variety of ailments. Better...

Wild tomatillo weed compounds may help fight cancer, study finds

5/8/2012 - A multidisciplinary research team from the University of Kansas (KU) has made a pioneering discovery in the realm of natural, plant-based cancer treatments. Preliminary findings published in the Journal of Natural Products (JNP) reveal that wild tomatillo (Physalis longifolia), a weed commonly found...

Use vinegar to kill weeds naturally and give Monsanto's Roundup the heave ho

5/3/2012 - There's been lots written recently about the toxicity of Monsanto's poster child product Roundup, exposing how harmful it is for the earth and how poisonous it is on exposure for both animals and humans. However, what is not common knowledge to most organic gardeners and back yard enthusiasts is how...

Four ways Monsanto threatens the environment and public health

12/18/2011 - Biotechnology giant Monsanto has been the leader in genetically modifying the planet, altering the genetic structure of crops and seeds that are consumed by individuals around the globe. Scientific research has found that GM crops and herbicides are not only leading to a number of health disorders,...

Monsanto-spawned superweeds growing three inches daily, destroying farm equipment

8/1/2011 - The proliferation of superweeds -- weeds that have mutated to develop resistance to popular herbicides like Monsanto's Roundup formula -- continues to rise. But the individual plants' overall size and strength is also increasing. According to a series of new studies published in the journal Weed Science,...

Use this common weed as a diuretic, mild laxative and appetite enhancer

5/13/2011 - While many people see Dandelions as an inconvenient weed on their manicured lawns, others have realised just how many health benefits and culinary uses this common garden weed really has. Over the years, its roots, leaves and flowers have been used as an appetite enhancer, a mild laxative and even a...

Monsanto's Roundup Triggers Over 40 Plant Diseases and Endangers Human and Animal Health

1/28/2011 - The following article reveals the devastating and unprecedented impact that Monsanto's Roundup herbicide is having on the health of our soil, plants, animals, and human population. On top of this perfect storm, the USDA now wants to approve Roundup Ready alfalfa, which will exacerbate this calamity....

Farmers forced to buy expensive chemical arsenals to control pesticide-resistant 'superweeds'

1/24/2011 - Genetically-modified (GM) crops require an intensive, regular application of pesticides and herbicides as part of their proprietary cultivation regimen. But the consequences of growing GMs has been the emergence of pesticide- and herbicide-resistant superweeds, which have gotten so out of control that...

American grasslands being taken over by destructive weed species

11/21/2010 - A highly invasive weed known as medusahead is taking over American grass and range lands and rendering them worthless, according to a new study out of Oregon State University (OSU). The Mediterranean-based plant has been in the U.S. since the 1800s, but its growth and spread has become so out of control...

Problematic weed could be valuable new source of biofuel

11/20/2010 - Researchers from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research may have come up with a viable new solution for a highly problematic weed. The pennycress plant, which comes from the same family as the canola plant, produces high quantities of an oil that...

Herbal Butterfly Weed Nourishes Monarchs and Humans

10/6/2010 - Butterfly weed waves its brilliant orange crowns on country and urban sites June to September. It sends up stalks one to three feet high. This unassuming plant has an impressive list of credentials, and a unique link to the Monarch butterfly. Fluttering over the butterfly weed is likely to be a Monarch...

Common Backyard Weed is True Healer

5/27/2009 - Plantain is easy to recognize by the flower stalks played with by children: one has a long stem with a little green bundle on top that they use to wrap and snap off, the other a long green stalk of seed pods that children enjoy pulling off with their fingers. This common backyard weed is actually a...

Natural Help for Ovarian Cancer

1/23/2009 - Ovarian cancer is a nonspecific term for a variety of cancers that originate in the ovary. There are about 20 microscopically distinct types. Though difficult to detect in the very early stages, once diagnosed ovarian cancer is often easy to treat in the beginning. The difficulty comes with keeping...

Citrus Grove Weed Control Using Organic Plant Waste

1/14/2009 - Organic citrus farmers are faced with escalating production challenges such as weed control to meet consumer demands. Most people are aware that conventionally-grown citrus crops are heavily sprayed in pre and post-harvest production, leaving measurable amounts of pesticide and herbicide residue in...

Native plant medicine guide lists some of the most powerful medicines in the world, found in common plants and weeds (press release)

11/16/2006 - Did you know that some of the most powerful, safe and effective medicines in the world are found in common plants and weeds that may be growing near your home right now? For decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and drug companies have tried to control where you get your medicine (from...

Fight weeds with plant pathogens (press release)

10/23/2006 - Although plant pathogens are typically viewed as detrimental, plant pathologists with the American Phytopathological Society (APS) say plant pathogens may be a successful, eco-friendly tool for managing weeds. "The use of plant pathogens to suppress weeds is considered as one of the alternative...

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