pesticides

Pesticide Action Network: What’s On Your Food Database

Pesticide Action Network: “What’s On Your Food Database” EASY TO USE, shows bee toxins, carcinogens, neurotoxins, hormone disruptors, hormone and reproductive toxins by food. CLICK BELOW FOR DATABASE: What’s On My Food? :: Pesticides On Food (whatsonmyfood.org) Pesticides …on our food, even after washing; …in our bodies, for years; …& in our environment, traveling many […]

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Ignoring science, California will let growers use even more of a cancer-causing pesticide banned in 34 countries

From Californians for Pesticide Reform: by Jane Sellen | Nov 16, 2022 | New draft regulation eliminates existing use cap, defies court order to protect farmworkers, and ignores OEHHA state scientists on cancer risk Sacramento,CA: Under a court-ordered deadline to regulate the use of the cancer-causing fumigant pesticide 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D, or Telone), the California Department

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Pesticides explained: the toxic chemicals in up to 70% of produce

The US continues to use several pesticides banned in the EU or other countries, including atrazine, glyphosate, 1,3-D, paraquat and neonicotinoids. All have been linked to serious health or environmental consequences. For example, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles found exposure to paraquat and two other pesticides increased the risk for Parkinson’s disease

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Prenatal and early-life pesticide exposures associated with increased autism risk and severity

“As the authors conclude, “Our findings support the hypotheses that prenatal and infant pesticide exposures to these substances increase the risks for autism spectrum disorder, and exposures in infancy could contribute to risks for more severely impaired phenotypes with…intellectual disability.” This study is the largest of its kind to date. The co-authors end their paper

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Greenwashing 101

More greenwashing from chemically heavy wine industry:

 Copper is benign compared to most of the horrific chemicals used in the vineyards.  Organic Wine’s Deadly Carbon Footprint © Genetic Literacy Project | Workers spray grapevines with copper sulfate in a Spanish vineyard. It should be the more eco-friendly option, but is organic viticulture bad for the environment? By James Lawrence | Posted Monday,

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