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Japanese Fisheries Collapsed Due to Pesticides, New Research Says – EcoWatch

“The researchers noted that Rachel Carson’s book was prophetic. In their paper, The Guardian reported, the Japanese researchers said how “she wrote: ‘These sprays, dusts and aerosols are now applied almost universally to farms, gardens, forests and homes – nonselective chemicals that have the power to kill every insect, the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’, to […]

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Feds Loosen GMO Rules

We are all corporate guinea pigs now……just show them the money. What could possibly go wrong? “We simply cannot anticipate the unintended consequences of GE plants and animals. As the Institute for Responsible Technology has noted, the genetic engineering process creates massive collateral damage, causing mutations in hundreds or thousands of locations throughout the plant’s DNA.

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New Study: United States Uses 85 Pesticides Outlawed in Other Countries

“It’s appalling the U.S. lags so far behind these major agricultural powers in banning harmful pesticides,” said Nathan Donley, a senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity and author of the study. “The fact that we’re still using hundreds of millions of pounds of poisons other nations have wisely rejected as too risky spotlights

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‘Dangerous’: With Foodborne Illness On the Rise, USDA Seeking Privatization of Food Safety Inspection at Beef Plants | Common Dreams News

Despite a lack of evidence that the privatized food safety inspection system is making food safer—and CDC data showing that foodborne illnesses from foods including chicken have been on the rise since 2015—FSIS is weakening standards in order to increase the speed with which meat is processed, allowing for greater manufacturing profits. ‘Dangerous’: With Foodborne

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‘I wash all my food like crazy’: scientists voice concern about nanoparticles

“One of the most recent and comprehensive reviews of the safety of nanoparticles in food, led by David Julian McClements from the University of Massachusetts, concluded that “there is evidence that some of them could have harmful effect”. A general lack of research means assessment of potential harmful effects is difficult, it said, and more

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