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Monsanto’s seedy legacy

Abby Martin RTAmerica Agricultural giant Monsanto is best known for their production of pesticides and genetically modified foods, but they have a controversial history as a chemical company with a slew of toxic cover ups. In addition to their battle … Continue reading

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Almond joy! – Victory for bees

Source: Panna With little fanfare, pesticide manufacturer Bayer has asked California regulators to limit the use of one of their most profitable products, imidacloprid. Rather than undergo the public scrutiny and cost involved in a state-mandated re-evaluation of the pesticide’s … Continue reading

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Pesticide Exposure Found to Lower Intelligence

Anthony Gucciardi Natural Society Pesticides, ubiquitous among not only the food supply but farms and homes worldwide, have been found to be creating lasting changes in overall brain structure — changes that have been linked to lower intelligence levels and … Continue reading

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Studies Point to Pesticide as a Culprit in Decline in Bee Populations

Carl Zimmer The Ledger Scientists have been alarmed and puzzled by declines in bee populations in the United States and other parts of the world. They have suspected that pesticides played a part, but to date their experiments have yielded … Continue reading

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Monsanto’s Roundup Shown to be Ravaging Butterfly Population

Mike Barrett Natural Society Monsanto’s Roundup, containing the active ingredient glyphosate, has been tied to more health and environmental problems than you could imagine. Similar to how pesticides have been contributing to the bee decline, Monsanto’s Roundup has been tied … Continue reading

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Policies fail again as pesticides kill children in Peru

Source: GroundTruth Last week in Peru 90 people were poisoned and at least three children died from donated food contaminated with pesticides. A horrifying example of the on-the-ground consequences of broken policy. If only this were an isolated incident. But the reality … Continue reading

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Worldwide Alternatives to Pesticides and Fertilizers

Lilykosmick Green Answers There is a common myth that genetically modified crops are more effective at feeding large populations. Yet there is just no evidence that GM crops are more effective than organic crops at yielding large harvests. GM crops … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about GM foods

Lynn McLaren Gilles-Eric Séralini is a professor of molecular biology at the University of Caen in France where he leads a research team associated with CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) and INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research). … Continue reading

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Monsanto found guilty of poisoning in pesticide case

Euro News A court in the French city of Lyon has ruled US pesticides maker Monsanto was responsible for the poisoning of a farmer who had used one of their products on his crops. Paul Francois says he suffered neurological … Continue reading

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Are You Fat Because You are Being Poisoned?

Source: Mercola Recent research has implicated environmental contaminants in the pathogenesis of obesity. A new study sought to explore the relationship between persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and fat mass. The results showed that blood plasma concentrations of octachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (OCDD), PCBs, … Continue reading

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