Tag: pesticides

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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“Alarming” Explosion of Toxic Pesticide Use Causing Insect Apocalypse in US: Study

By Jake Johnson The rapid and dangerous decline of the insect population in the United States—often called an “insect apocalypse” by scientists—has largely been driven by an increase in the toxicity of U.S. agriculture caused by the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, according to a study published Tuesday in…

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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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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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Songbirds Killed by Pesticides After California City Sprayed Trees

Researchers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Wildlife Investigations Laboratory present their results from a toxicological investigation into a mortality event involving songbirds in a new publication in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. On 17 March 2017, residents in Modesto, California, reported dead birds…

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Trump EPA Approves “Emergency” Use of Bee-killing Pesticide On 13.9 Million Acres For The Next 4-6 Years

By Arjun Walia In Brief The Facts: The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced “emergency” approvals to spray sulfoxaflor — an insecticide considered “very highly toxic” to bees — on nearly 14 million acres of crops known to attract bees. Reflect On: Why do corrupt federal…

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EPA Declares Fake “Emergency” to Allow Dumping of Bee-Killing Pesticides on 16 Million Acres

By Elias Marat The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted “emergency” clearance to sulfoxaflor – an insecticide that, by the agency’s own admission, is considered “very highly toxic” to bees. Sulfoxaflor will be used on over 16 million acres of crops that are attractive to bees….

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Pesticide Levels in Families Dropped by 60% After One-Week Organic Diet: Study

By Jon Queally A new peer-reviewed study shows that eating a completely organic diet—even for just one week—can dramatically reduce the presence of pesticide levels in people, a finding that was characterized as “groundbreaking” by critics of an industrial food system that relies heavily on synthetic toxins…

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