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US Lags Behind Other Countries in Regulating Pesticide
The United States seriously lags behind other countries when it comes to regulating pesticides, a situation that brings additional health risks for the U.S. population. Environmental health researcher Nathan Donley with the ...
July 29, 2019
Chinese Farmers Gear Up for Armyworm as Government Says Situation is Severe
BEIJING —China's agriculture ministry said on June 26 it had now found fall armyworm in 19 provinces, across ...
June 26, 2019
Natural Versus Man-Made: Risk in Modern America, Part 3
Commentary When last we visited the complex subject of risk in America, we discussed how the issue is ...
June 2, 2019
Kale’s Healthy Reputation Takes a Knock in ‘Dirty’ Pesticide Report
Hailed for years as a potent "superfoods," kale's healthy credentials are being sullied by a report into residues ...
March 27, 2019
Eating Organic May Lower Your Risk for Cancer
Can eating organic foods lower your risk for cancer? A recent French study indicates that it just might. The study ...
December 3, 2018
Canada in Brief, Dec. 21-27
Canada and US to host North Korea meeting in Vancouver next month Canada and United States will co-host ...
December 21, 2017
The Canadian Press
Zika Spraying Kills Millions of Bees in South Carolina
Aerial spraying of insecticide to combat the spread of the Zika virus in South Carolina has resulted in ...
September 1, 2016
Say It, Don’t Spray It
How do we shift the discourse? How can neighbors learn to have reasonable—and honest—discussions about hot-button food issues?
May 16, 2016
Is Microcephaly in Children Caused by the Zika Virus or by Pesticides?
Environmental activists have been calling attention to the role of pesticides as the possible cause of microcephaly in ...
February 10, 2016
No More ‘Conditional Registration’ of Pesticides, Says Health Minister
OTTAWA—The federal government is responding to calls from environmental activists over conditionally approved pesticides, saying it will end ...
January 20, 2016
The Canadian Press
Insecticide Changes Helpful Spider’s ‘Personality’
Insecticides that are sprayed in orchards and fields across North America may be more toxic to spiders than ...
August 20, 2015
RNA Insecticide Could Leave ‘Good’ Bugs Alone
An insecticide currently in development targets a specific gene so it kills only those bugs that threaten crops ...
July 21, 2015
Wild Bees Are Dying Because of Pesticides on Orchards, Scientists Find
Researchers have also found a way to reduce the pesticides' damaging effects on wild bees.
June 4, 2015
Repellent Mimics Smell to Save Plants From Bugs
Scientists may have uncovered a natural way to save plants from attack by recreating a natural insect repellent.
April 27, 2015
Agricultural Pesticides Threaten Surface Waters Globally, Study Finds
Pesticide use globally is exceeding recommended levels, resulting in a 30 percent reduction of aquatic biodiversity, a first-of-its-kind ...
April 16, 2015
We Know Yellow Snow Is Bad, but Is It OK to Eat White Snow?
Snow is a natural product made mostly from fresh cloud water, but some other ingredients might make you ...
March 5, 2015
Corn’s Dirty Secret: A Truth That’s Hard to Swallow
Just the thought of corn right off the grill makes my mouth water. I can feel the juicy ...
December 23, 2014
The “Real” Dirty Dozen: When it Pays to Buy Organic
At a recent wine event hosted by yours truly, which examined today's organic wine paradigm, I discovered something I ...
October 14, 2014
Mental Health Awareness Week: Pesticide Use by Farmers Linked to High Rates of Depression, Suicides
Studies suggest that chronic exposure to low levels over time may raise the risk of depression.
October 7, 2014
Low-Level Pesticide Exposure Linked to Parkinson’s Disease
As a disease that currently cannot be cured, prevention of Parkinson's disease is crucial.
August 16, 2014
Free to Eat Whatever You Want
My neighbor just left to spend the entire summer in Europe. He’s the guy with a highly restrictive ...
June 22, 2014
9 Major Food Scandals in China That Will Make You Cringe (Interactive Timeline)
In just six years, these nine major scandals from China’s food industry have made international news headlines
May 22, 2014
Two Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Linked to More Autistic Behaviors
Children exposed in the womb to higher levels of a flame retardant and a chemical in a banned ...
March 26, 2014
Pesticide DDT Linked to Higher Alzheimer’s Risk
Exposure to the pesticide DDT may increase the risk and severity of Alzheimer’s disease in some people, particularly ...
January 29, 2014
Endangered Species: Your Gut Flora
With an alarming national epidemic of obesity, and a host of digestive disorders ranging from irritable bowel syndrome ...
November 5, 2013
“You are what you eat”: EM Technique continuing the interview with Leda Meredith.
Continuing the conversation with Leda Meredith author of "The Locavore's Handbook: the Busy Person's Guide ...
November 3, 2013
Wild edible and medicinal plants food foraging: “eating local on a budget” an interview with Leda Meredith
Food is important to us all. However the information, the rhetoric surrounding the subject is often confusing, ...
October 28, 2013
Trump Warns Beijing That Violent Crackdown in Hong Kong Would Harm Trade Talks
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More Than 1.7 Million Hongkongers Defy Heavy Rain to Protest Police Violence
Flynn’s Former Partner Wants New Trial, Claims Prejudice in Turkey Lobbying Case
9th Circuit Denies National Injunction of Order Blocking Trump Asylum Rule
Tlaib Suggests Boycotting Bill Maher’s Show After He Criticized Anti-Israel Movement
Epstein’s Lawyers ‘Not Satisfied’ With Medical Examiner’s Results
Omar, Tlaib Share Drawing by Cartoonist Accused of Trivializing the Holocaust