TAG: pesticide

“Extreme” Levels of Roundup Detected in Food—Are You Eating This Toxic Contaminant?

Dr. Mercola Waking Times In 2009, a French court found Monsanto guilty of lying; falsely advertising its Roundup herbicide as “biodegradable,” “environmentally friendly” and claiming it “left the soil clean.” We’re now starting to understand just how false such statements are. For example, last summer, a groundbreaking study revealed a previously unknown mechanism of harm from glyphosate, the active

Are Organics Really Better?

Margie King, Green Med Info Waking Times Organic agriculture is booming.  More and more people believe organics are better for our health than conventionally grown fruits and vegetables.  But what does the science say? Researchers from Sweden and Pakistan wanted to know whether organically grown produce was in fact better for human health.  They undertook

Genetic Fallacy: How Pesticide Companies Silence Scientific Dissent

Dr. Mercola Waking Times There are plenty of indications suggesting that the evidence-based paradigm across sciences is built on quicksand, having been largely bought and paid for by many major multinational corporations. Nowhere is this more evident than in the chemical industry, where pesticide companies posing as “biotechnology” firms specializing in genetics have peddled their

Bee-Harming Pesticides May Impact Human Nervous System

Jeremy Hance, Mongabay Waking Times Neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been increasingly blamed for the collapse of bee populations, may also impact human’s developing nervous system, according to a review of research by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The EFSA says that current safety guidelines for two pesticides—acetamiprid and imidacloprid—may be too lax to protect

It’s Time To Protect Our Bees

April McCarthy, Prevent Disease Waking Times EU commissioners, Capitol Hill and international agencies are finally taking notice to mass bee deaths around the world. A few months after the groundbreaking decision to suspend the use of three neonicotinoids shown to be highly toxic to bees, the European Commission is moving forward again with a proposal

How Do You Know if You Have Pesticide Poisoning? 3 Warning Signs Not to Ignore

Research has connected pesticide exposure with neurological disorders, birth defects, fertility issues, cancer, obesity and diabetes. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that children between ages six and eleven have more than four times the acceptable levels of organophosphates in their bodies.

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