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A Battle is Brewing in California Over State Pesticide Plan

A Battle is Brewing in California Over State Pesticide Plan

A battle is brewing between California’s organic farmers and the state government over a pest management program organic producers say puts too much reliance on pesticide usage. According to Yahoo,

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California’s Strawberry Industry is Choked With Dangerous Pesticides That Increase Cancer Risk

California’s Strawberry Industry is Choked With Dangerous Pesticides That Increase Cancer Risk

U.S. consumers love their strawberries, and demand for the charming little red fruits just keeps on growing. In California, strawberry production is a $2.6 billion industry that provides around 90 percent

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New Harvard Study Reveals Link Between Bee Colony Collapse Disorder and Neonicotinoid Pesticides

New Harvard Study Reveals Link Between Bee Colony Collapse Disorder and Neonicotinoid Pesticides

A new study by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) confirms what has long been feared: insecticides, in particular those in the neonicotinoid class, are causing the wide-scale collapse of bee

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Apples Top EWG’s “Dirty Dozen” List of Most Pesticide-Laden Produce

Apples Top EWG’s “Dirty Dozen” List of Most Pesticide-Laden Produce

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, does that saying still hold true if it's pumped full of chemicals? The Environmental Working Group doesn't think so. The consumer watchdog group recently released

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Widely-Used Pesticide Causes Bees to Shrink in Size

Widely-Used Pesticide Causes Bees to Shrink in Size

Bees have been vital partners in human agriculture for centuries thanks to their role as crop pollinators. However pesticides used to kill other species of insects have wreaked havoc on their hives. A

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Home Depot’s “Bee-Friendly Plants” are Laced with Toxic Pesticides

Home Depot’s “Bee-Friendly Plants” are Laced with Toxic Pesticides

Photo via Shutterstock Bee populations have plummeted over the last decade or so and activists and farmers are very concerned about the impact this loss will have on our food supply. Consequently,

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United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization Urges Developing Countries to Ban Hazardous Pesticides

United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization Urges Developing Countries to Ban Hazardous Pesticides

After the tragic deaths of more than 25 Indian school children who consumed pesticide-tainted food earlier this month, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization is pushing for developing

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EU Bans Fipronil, Another Pesticide Harmful to Bees

EU Bans Fipronil, Another Pesticide Harmful to Bees

After banning neonicotinoid-containing pesticides earlier this year, the European Union Commission has added Fipronil to the list of banned chemicals. The majority vote was cast yesterday in an effort to

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Oregon Temporarily Bans Pesticides to Investigate Bee Deaths

Oregon Temporarily Bans Pesticides to Investigate Bee Deaths

Oregon bees can breathe a little easier for the next six months. After a recent spraying of the Safari insecticide apparently killed tens of thousands of bees in a Target parking lot in Wilsonville,

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US Denies Link Between Bee Deaths and Pesticides Despite Europe’s Ban

US Denies Link Between Bee Deaths and Pesticides Despite Europe’s Ban

Photo via Shutterstock Just days after Europe placed a two year ban on bee-killing pesticides, the US government has released a claim that there is no clear link between widespread colony collapse and

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Bee-Killing Pesticides Banned in Europe!

Bee-Killing Pesticides Banned in Europe!

Today the European Commission voted to ban pesticides that are widely believed to be harmful to bees, The BBC reports. Last month the commission presented a proposal to ban neonicotinoid pesticides such

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Coalition Sues US Government Over Pesticides Toxic to Bees

Coalition Sues US Government Over Pesticides Toxic to Bees

Photo via Shutterstock American beekeepers, conservation groups and food campaigners have filed a lawsuit against the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to protect the

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Biopesticides Grown From Mushrooms Offer Non-Toxic Way to Protect Crops From Unwanted Guests

Biopesticides Grown From Mushrooms Offer Non-Toxic Way to Protect Crops From Unwanted Guests

Locust on barley photo from Shutterstock Feeding seven billion hungry humans is no easy task - especially when crop-killing insects are competing for first dibs on agriculture. Deadly chemical

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New Research Links Pesticides in Tap Water to Rise in Food Allergies

New Research Links Pesticides in Tap Water to Rise in Food Allergies

Image courtesy of Shutterstock Food allergies have become an increasing concern over recent years, especially for new parents. A study found that between 1997 and 2007, the rate of food allergies rose

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Stinging New Study Uncovers More Evidence of Pesticide Harm to Bees

Stinging New Study Uncovers More Evidence of Pesticide Harm to Bees

Poor bees. Not only do they have problems with Colony Collapse Disorder and pollutants affecting the quality and color of their honey, they also have to worry about coming into contact with a barrage of

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Fined $12.5M For Knowingly Selling Bird Seed Tainted With Deadly Pesticides

Scotts Miracle-Gro Fined $12.5M For Knowingly Selling Bird Seed Tainted With Deadly Pesticides

Bird Feeder photo from Shutterstock Today the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company was sentenced for eleven criminal violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) that it plead

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City of Dallas Bombarded With Duet Pesticide to Kill West Nile Virus Mosquitoes

City of Dallas Bombarded With Duet Pesticide to Kill West Nile Virus Mosquitoes

Crop duster photo from Shutterstock The mayor of Dallas Mike Rawlings has declared a state of emergency as 381 cases of West Nile virus have been reported so far this year, and the disease has already

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Is DEFRA Not Doing Enough to Battle Bee-Killing Pesticides In the UK?

Is DEFRA Not Doing Enough to Battle Bee-Killing Pesticides In the UK?

It has long been theorized that the use of certain pesticides has contributed to the declining bee population around the world. In order to counter and further prevent the detrimental effect to the UK's

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France Proposes Ban on Pesticide Linked to Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

France Proposes Ban on Pesticide Linked to Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

This week the French government announced that it plans to prohibit the use of Cruiser OSR, a pesticide manufactured by the Swiss company Syngenta that researchers say may contribute to the

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Harvard Study Links Pesticide-Laced Corn Syrup to Bee Colony Collapse

Harvard Study Links Pesticide-Laced Corn Syrup to Bee Colony Collapse

The decline of the bee population over the last few years has been blamed on many causes, but a recent Harvard University study gives "convincing evidence" that pesticide-laced corn syrup may be the cause

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Study Shows That Potent New Pesticides May Be Killing Off Honeybees

Study Shows That Potent New Pesticides May Be Killing Off Honeybees

Since 2004, the number of honeybees in the U.S. has been nearly cut in half. While similar massive declines are prevalent around the world, scientists are still trying to figure out what exactly is

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Low Energy Indoor Farm in Saudi Arabia Uses No Pesticides, Soil or Sunlight

Low Energy Indoor Farm in Saudi Arabia Uses No Pesticides, Soil or Sunlight

Saudi Arabia is on its way to the future of farming; a brand new aeroponic, soil-less, sunless, pesticide-less, low-energy farm was just installed in the town of Jeddah. The farm was created by AeroFarm,

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Scientists Use Sex-Crazed Bugs as Alternative to Toxic Pesticides

Scientists Use Sex-Crazed Bugs as Alternative to Toxic Pesticides

In today's "gross news" category, some female insects might be getting lucky. As an alternative to toxic pesticides, scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have created “super-sexed”

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New study suggests that feeding peanut products to infants may reduce peanut allergies

New study suggests that feeding peanut products to infants may reduce peanut allergies

You may have heard the often-repeated advice that infants with food allergies shouldn’t be given peanuts or peanut products because it may increase their risk of developing potentially life-threatening

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6 ways to reuse your Valentine’s Day roses

6 ways to reuse your Valentine’s Day roses

Valentine's day has come and gone, and if you're one of the millions of people who received roses as a gift for this holiday, chances are that your flowers will keep smelling and looking gorgeous for

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US approves farming of genetically modified apples to reduce food waste

US approves farming of genetically modified apples to reduce food waste

The next wave of GMO food is about to hit store shelves in America. The US government has approved the planting of genetically modified apples which could hit store shelves within the the next few years.

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14 Green Gift Ideas For Valentine’s Day

14 Green Gift Ideas For Valentine’s Day

IDEA 1: Eco-Friendly Valentine's Day Cards Nothing says I love you like the actual words, written down on paper. Getting love notes on Valentine's Day is an age-old tradition, so this year, why not

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100 million roses grown for Valentine’s Day produce 9,000 metric tons of CO2

100 million roses grown for Valentine’s Day produce 9,000 metric tons of CO2

Roses may be red, but they're definitely not green according to research from Scientific American. As millions of partners exchange bunches of red roses in the run up to Valentine's Day, they may want to

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Stressed-out young bees contribute to colony collapse disorder, research shows

Stressed-out young bees contribute to colony collapse disorder, research shows

Colony Collapse Disorder, a condition represented by the sudden disappearance of bee colonies, has long been a source of concern. The devastating epidemic is generally thought to be caused by pesticides

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U.S. Government launches $3.2 million campaign to save monarch butterflies

U.S. Government launches $3.2 million campaign to save monarch butterflies

Spurred into action by monarch butterflies' declining numbers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service launched a campaign yesterday to save these iconic, endangered insects. Monarch numbers have decreased

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