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U.S. Honey Business Facing Pesticide Issues   

By Larraine Roulston: The pesticide glyphosate, developed by Monsanto, is being sprayed on U.S. agricultural lands. This pesticide, recently classified as a probable human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, prompted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to test foods. The FDA aims to establish and validate testing methodology for …

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The 5 Most Polluted Foods to Buy Organic

By Fredrica Syren aka Green Mom: Let’s face it — food is expensive. I know that as much as anyone because I feed a family of five, 5 meals a day (breakfast, snack, lunch, another snack and dinner) 7 days a week. Now, if you factor in organic food to …

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Circle of Poison Documentary

By Kim Robson: Let’s suppose for a moment that you run a company that produces toxic chemical pesticides. Those pesky environmental folks and that meddling EPA have just banned your best-selling pesticide from use in the United States. The solution? Slap a “For Export Only” label on it and sell …

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Is Organic Food Really Better?

By Fredrica Syren, a.k.a Green Mom: Ever since our kids were born, we have eaten only organic food in our home, but so many people question our choice and even will tell me about study after study that “prove” organic is no better. Here in Sweden, a major grocery chain …

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Organic Baby Clothes — Why it Matters and How To Afford Them

By Fredrica Syren: With our firstborn, I was so happy to get pretty much everything, including all her clothes, as hand-me-downs, which saved us lots of money and saved the environment. As most parents know, with a baby comes the need to buy lots of things for them: furniture, car …

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Using Sound Instead of Pesticides

   By Amanda Wilkes: Once again, technology saves the day! Scientists have developed a way to eliminate harmful pesticides for at least one species of bugs. With this new technology, we may be able to one day eliminate toxic pesticides altogether. For now, scientists are focused on the Asian citrus psyllid …

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Pesticides and Produce: The Clean 15 vs. the Dirty Dozen

By Amanda Wilkes: We live in a pick and choose world … even when we’re at the grocery store, the options are abundant. With today’s technology, we have the ability to make the best choice in most situations, including whether to buy foods that are known to have pesticides or …

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Pesticide Drift Is Threatening Organic Crops

By Kim Robson: First we heard about monocultured, genetically modified (GM) farming methods resulting in Monsanto’s RoundUp weedkiller showing up in air and water samples. Now even organic food is being threatened with being contaminated by these chemicals and transgenes because nothing natural lives in a vacuum — everything is …

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DIY Organic Pest Control

By Mike Bonds: If you’ve ever started a garden, you probably know the toils that come along with it. Gardening is a fulfilling way to get your mind off of the everyday stresses and come together with nature to start something great. The problem is with the good, comes the …

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