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Are you inhaling pesticides as you get high? Investigation finds excessive pesticide residue in marijuana products
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(NaturalNews) Following their recent legalization of recreational marijuana use, a handful of U.S. states are turning their attention to the business of regulating marijuana agriculture. And those regulators have made some shocking discoveries: Dangerous pesticides are being used... [...]
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GMO corn increased pesticide use by 300%; agency claims exact opposite to protect biotech industry
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(NaturalNews) The overall percentage of U.S. crop acreage exposed to chemical insecticides is significantly higher than regulatory authorities are claiming, warns a shocking new report released by the Center for Food Safety (CFS). Data compiled by scientists from Pennsylvania State... [...]
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Monsanto's DDT pesticide could raise breast cancer risk by 370%
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(NaturalNews) Most people are aware that Monsanto is behind the cancer-causing chemical glyphosate, proud makers of the herbicide Roundup which contains the active ingredient. However, they're also the makers of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), which has been banned in the United... [...]
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VIDEO: Director of Pesticide Action Network Explains How Neonicotinoids Work
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Want to understand how bee-killing neonicotinoids (a class of insecticide) work in less than two minutes, and why you should care that the EPA does nothing to reverse the damage that these pesticides have done to our pollinating insects? Watch this brief video that explains it all. Dr. Keith Tyrell explains how this new class of pesticides, neonicotinoids, which are considered “new” in that they have only been on the market for about 20 years, are taken up by plants as they grow. These ‘ [...]
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Monsanto's airborne pesticide drones coming soon: FAA approves unmanned, poison-spraying helicopters
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(NaturalNews) The federal government has granted its approval for a new unmanned pesticide drone that reports indicate will soon start dumping chemical herbicides and other crop-related substances from the sky.The helicopters, designed by Yamaha Corp. U.S.A., have an empty weight... [...]
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This Key Vitamin Reduces Serious Pesticide Damage During Pregnancy
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DDT, the pesticide once used in WWII was banned in the US in 1972, but it remains in the soil for decades. The good news is that a simple vitamin can reduce its negative effects. DDT was considered a ‘miracle’ when it was first created.  It was the first important synthetic pesticide from chlorinated hydrocarbon (organochlorine) discovered by a Swiss chemist named Paul Muller in 1939. It was toxic to a large range of insects, didn’t break down rapidly so it didn’t require frequent appli [...]
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Pesticide commonly used in U.S. homes triples risk of ADHD symptoms in boys
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(NaturalNews) When Americans think of child predators, they think of creepy-looking strangers whisking their son or daughter away from the park playground. Americans rarely consider the real child predators hiding in sky rises behind glass walls, holding tight to chemistry degrees... [...]
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Fungi pesticide offers non-toxic alternative to chemical pesticides
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(NaturalNews) A patent for a pesticide made from mushrooms was granted in 2006. This pesticide is safe, nontoxic and can control over two-hundred thousand types of insects. Fungi are known to cause insect diseases and the use of spores from fungi has been known for over 100 years... [...]
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EU dropped pesticide laws due to US pressure over TTIP, documents reveal
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US trade officials pushed EU to shelve action on endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to cancer and male infertility to facilitate TTIP free trade deal. [...]
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American Council on Science and Health is a front group for vaccine, GMO, BPA and pesticide companies
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(NaturalNews) An organization whose claim to fame is that it supposedly counters "junk science" through independent scientific review has been outed as a sham industry front group that actively promotes the interests of its corporate sponsors, which include companies like Coca-Cola... [...]
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60,000 Marijuana Plants Quarantined for Possible Pesticide Contamination
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Denver, Colorado city officials have banned more than 60,000 marijuana plants meant for sale due to possible unapproved pesticide contamination. Denver officials ordered one warehouse full of these plants (worth $60 million in product) to go under quarantine due to the suspected use of pesticides that could harm consumers were the plants to be inhaled. Especially considering the fact that many Colorado residents purchase marijuana for medicinal purposes, the use of pesticides for growing the pl [...]
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Judge throws out lawsuit by Bayer seeking to punish watchdog group for exposing truth about environment-destroying pesticide
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(NaturalNews) While Germany's Bayer CropScience spokespeople maintain that their pesticides, Calypso and Lizetan formulations, are not toxic to bees, Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND) says that just the opposite is true. BUND feels that the products, which contain the neonicotinoid... [...]
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GMO Lies: Study Shows How Pesticide Use Soars with more GMO Crops
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Remember those flagrant claims that Big Biotech made, that genetically modified foods were a big reason why the world was enjoying food with less pesticide residues? Well, it turns out, those promises were like all the other biotech claims – baseless. What has really happened is one class of harmful pesticides has simply been replaced by another. A massive increase in bee-toxic neonicotinoids has replaced chemical insecticides used previously. This isn’t the first time a scientific study [...]
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Unanimous vote: Portland bans neonicotinoids to protect bees from deadly pesticide
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(NaturalNews) After the disturbing death in 2013 of tens of thousands of bees in Wilsonville, Oregon believed to be linked to a class of insecticides called neonicotinoids, Portland, Oregon has decided -- after a recent unanimous vote -- to ban use of these toxic chemicals on city... [...]
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New Study Links Pesticide Exposure in Pregnant Women to Autism
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A new study shows that more than half of all women exposed to pesticide chemicals show an increased risk of autism in their unborn children. It looks like the importance for mothers to avoid pesticides which biotech loves to hawk like a peddler in a seedy market has just grown. Chemicals known as organophosphates are to blame, specifically, in a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives. Researchers found that women exposed to these pesticides during gestation of their infants were [...]
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Organic food has less pesticide content and is healthier than conventional, more science proves
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(NaturalNews) Organophosphate pesticides (OPs) are among the most used pesticides in agriculture. They are basically neurotoxic, causing neurological issues, learning and developmental disorders and depression, and sometimes leading to suicide.Just to make sure everyone got their... [...]
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An Apple A Day, Too Much Pesticide Spray
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Study Confirms Organic Food Has LOWER Pesticide Levels than Conventional
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A study from the University of Washington School of Public Health and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives is among the first to accurately predict a person’s pesticide exposure based on facts about their usual diet. The research has found once again that eating organic foods will lower intake of toxic pesticides sprayed on our food supply. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables used to be enough to ensure great health, but for those who choose not to consume organic, they [...]
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EPA approves continued heavy spraying of neurotoxic pesticide that causes brain damage in children
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(NaturalNews) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released an assessment detailing the health and environmental risks associated with the pesticide chlorpyrifos, a chemical developed by Dow AgroSciences in 1965 that's widely sprayed on a variety of crops.The EPA's... [...]
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Lawsuit Challenges California Plan Allowing Pesticide Spraying on Schools, Homes, Organic Farms
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Vitamin B may protect fertility from pesticide contamination
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(NaturalNews) The Monsanto Company is responsible for redefining farming, making mainstream agriculture dependent on chemicals -- toxins that sterilize the human population. As food is subjected to chemical warfare all across the planet, militaries are busy searching for terrorists... [...]
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Federal Government Annual Report on Pesticide Residues Excludes Glyphosate
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Click to read report. USDA Testing for Pesticide Residues on Selected Foods by Martin C. Michener, PhD. Health Impact News Are Annual Tax-payer Funded Reports on Pesticides Producing Useful Information? The results of government testing of our foods for pesticide residues may not quite be what we expected.  Every year the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) targets certain food materials which they consider high risks, collects samples from warehouses and storage facilities, and tests them for [...]
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You Won’t Believe How Much Pesticide You’re Eating Every Day
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Bypassing the regular rhetoric proposed by GMO supporters that they are ‘substantially equivalent to non-GM crops,’ I’d like to offer another strain of inquiry. Putting the transgenic technology that has allowed most genetically modified crops to exist, aside, why don’t we look at something else that is perhaps even more alarming about continuing to plant genetically modified seed – like pesticides. The fact is that over 99% of GMO acreage is engineered by chemical companies to tol [...]
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Monsanto’s Pesticide May Kill $2 Billion Wine Industry
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Dow and Monsanto’s failed glyphosate-resistant crops have caused cotton farmers in Texas to reach for a new concoction of chemicals, namely 2,4-D and dicamba. They are threatening the viability of vineyards across Texas. The $2 billion wine and grape industry won’t be able to compete with the pesticide-heavy farms that surround their vineyards if wine lovers and GMO-free supporters don’t act. Due to the prevalence of superweeds created by Monsanto’s RoundUp, farmers are trying to eradica [...]
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Dow sells twice as much cancer-causing 1,3-D, despite the pesticide being technically illegal
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(NaturalNews) A chemical pesticide that was outlawed nearly 25 years ago is once again being used in California by conventional strawberry farmers, according to information obtained by The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR).[1] This is despite copious evidence that... [...]
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True Pesticide Residue Levels on Food Unknown Due to Lack of Testing
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Just how much of the residue from over 5.2 billion pounds of pesticides used in growing crops is leftover on your food before you eat it? That’s a good question, and no one really knows because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not perform sufficient tests to find out. This means that there really is no way to know if the American food supply is safe at all. Federal auditors suggest that the food we eat, and the true amount of carcinogenic chemicals remaining on fresh fruits, vegetabl [...]
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EPA gives more credibility to industry-funded studies than peer-reviewed science when approving pesticide use
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(NaturalNews) A memo from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) highlights the way that this agency gives more weight to poorly conducted, industry-funded studies than to the overwhelming body of evidence showing that pesticides are harmful.The memo concerns an insecticide... [...]
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Fourth largest lake now dried up and gone, leaving behind toxic legacy of pesticide runoff: Is Lake Mead next?
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(NaturalNews) For the first time in 600 years, the eastern portion of the Aral Sea has dried up. The Asian freshwater lake once teamed with fish and wildlife, ships and sailboats, but now it is choked dry, drained of every last drop, the bottom showing, flaking off with pesticide... [...]
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