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We’re All Tenant Farmers: Oregon Plans to Douse Azure Standard Organic Farm in Pesticide

By Daisy Luther If you buy organic products, chances are you have heard of Azure Standard, which is sort of like a mobile co-op that delivers well-priced organic food and products in bulk to drop-off points around the country. Now that idyllic 2000-acre organic farm, which has produced reasonably priced organic wheat, field peas, barley,…

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Belgium Bans Monsanto’s Weedkiller for Non-Professionals

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Monsanto’s weedkiller, Roundup, with its active ingredient glyphosate – is the world’s most widely used herbicide. It’s not just a staple in agriculture, but by your neighbors and city employees in an all-too convenient, but toxic way to kill weeds. Glyphosate has since been detected in waterways, drinking water, pregnant women,…

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Airlines Flight Crews Pollution Sickness Syndrome

By Catherine J Frompovich What’s making airlines flight crews sick? Reports have been surfacing about cabin crews complaining regarding new, corporate-issued uniforms making them sick.  Other crew members have filed lawsuits [1] regarding what’s known as “aerotoxic syndrome.” [2] And now, American Airlines pilots are complaining their new, corporate-issued uniforms literally are making them sick….

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Europe is on the Brink of Completely Banning Bee-Killing Insecticides

By Alex Pietrowski As the first North American bumble bee has been officially added to the list of endangered species in the U.S., the European government is making a move to prohibit the use of neonicotinoid insecticides, which are widely believed to be a major contributing factor to the rapid collapse of the world’s bee and pollinator…

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Maryland Beekeepers Ended 2016 with Another Year of Heavy Losses

By Bill Castro, Bee Friendly Apiary The year 2016 will be known to Maryland beekeepers as another year of extremely heavy losses. According to Bee Informed Partnership (BIP), losses exceeded 56 percent in 2016. Over a three-year average, Maryland beekeepers have lost 54 percent of their total colonies. Maryland has approximately 14,000 (plus) registered honeybee colonies,…

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Dirty Dozen List of Fruits and Veggies With Most Pesticides 2017

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Avoid The Top 12 List Of Fruits And Veggies Ridden With Pesticides Not all of us can afford organic produce, that’s why the annual “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” list is so helpful when we navigate grocery stores and farmers markets. For the last 13 years, the Environmental Working Group (EWG),…

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