Category: Food Freedom

Farmland 48 Times More Toxic To Insects Than 25 Years Ago

By Tyler Durden A new study shows how “insect apocalypse” is unfolding across America’s farmland since neonicotinoid pesticides were introduced several decades ago. Researchers found that farmland across the country is 48 times more toxic to insect life than 25 years ago, and neonicotinoid pesticides account for a…

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Chlorpyrifos: Playing Pesticide Politics with Children’s Health

By Children’s Health Defense Chlorpyrifos—described by some as “the most dangerous pesticide you’ve never heard of”—is an insect-killing organophosphate. Organophosphates trace their roots back to Nazi-era IG Farben nerve gases; contemporary scientists still describe the compounds as “junior-strength nerve agents” that have a mechanism of action comparable to sarin. Dow Chemical—the…

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Natural Enemies Combat Pests Effectively Unless Surrounded by Conventional Farms

When cabbage looper moth larvae infest a field, sustainable growers will often try to control the pests by releasing large numbers of predators, such as ladybugs. That way they can avoid spraying expensive and environmentally harmful insecticides. Still, farmers have mixed results when they supplement…

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr Sues Beech-Nut Nutrition Company For Claiming Their Baby Food Is 100% Natural

By Children’s Health Defense The Facts: Comprehensive Test Results Show Beech-Nut Naturals line of baby foods contain residues of synthetic pesticides including glyphosate, acetamiprid and captan. Reflect On: Why do food company’s lie and deceive the public so much. Why do we simply believe them…

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Monoculture Farming with Pollinator-Dependent Crops Threatens Food Security, Study Suggests

New research suggests that global trends in farming practices are undermining the pollinators crops depend on and putting agricultural productivity and stability at risk, particularly in some Asian and South American nations A multinational team of researchers has identified countries where agriculture’s increasing dependence on…

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