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Are Wildflowers a Natural Alternative to Pesticides?

With research constantly reminding us of the negative consequences of using pesticides, there is a growing international movement to make farming pesticide-free. The idea...

Pesticides and Children: Who Is Most at Risk?

Studies show that exposure to pesticides — specifically those containing chlorpyrifos, which attack an insect’s nervous system — can harm a child’s physical and...

China Leads the US in Banning Harmful Pesticides

Many pesticides that have been banned or are being phased out in the EU, Brazil, and China are still widely used in the U.S.,...

Are Your Favorite Foods Among the Dirty Dozen or the Clean 15?

Vegetables and fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals that are vital to human health. But when they are heavily sprayed with pesticides, the...

Chinese Food Safety: Too Many Pesticides and Too Few Inspections

Recently, a Chinese food safety map was circulated on the web. Shandong Province ranked at the top of the list, with 17 food items...

Common Pesticides Have Now Been Linked to Decreased Lung Function in Children

New research has found a widely used class of pesticides in agriculture has similar effects on children who are exposed to secondhand smoke, even...

U.K. Lifts Ban on Neonicotinoid Pesticides for 120 Days

Despite a ban on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on crops that the EU brought into effect, the U.K. government has temporarily lifted it....

You Can Kill Pear and Cherry Slugs With an Organic By-Product: Ash

The pear and cherry slug can become a blight on pear and cherry trees—as the name suggests. These little black pests chew the leaves, making them...

Do Neonicotinoid Pesticides Affect Bees? 2 Studies Say YES

Can you really argue with these two studies that were published in Nature? The studies were conducted over concerns about whether neonicotinoid pesticides adversely...

Are Neonicotinoid Pesticides Killing our Bees?

Pesticides are used all the time in agriculture and applied to plants and trees in gardens and parks. Bees and other pollinating insects play...

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