Strawberries topped this year’s 'Dirty Dozen' of the EWG in its annual list of the best and worst produce when it comes to pesticide content. But should you really get these fruits and vegetables organic?
Healthy Living/Wellness March 10, 2017
Latest study published in Chemical Research in Toxicology reveals exposure to chemicals found in insecticides messes up with the body’s circadian rhythm, increasing the likelihood of metabolic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes.
Public Health January 21, 2017
A new study has found that an adjuvant used for increasing the toxins in pesticides of crops has been harming honey bee larvae - making it vulnerable to pathogen attacks and increasing its mortality rate. The agrochemical, however, is officially classified as inert.
Animals January 17, 2017
For the first time in American history, a bumblebee species, namely the rusty patched bumblebee, has been added to the endangered species list with an astonishing decline over the years.
Animals January 11, 2017
A new study found that pesticides are responsible for many bee colony deaths. From fungicides to insecticides, these substances, thought of as safe for bees and their habitat, end up killing entire colonies.
Animals October 11, 2016
A new study that involved 60 species of bees and used field data spanning 18 years supported findings of earlier smaller studies. The insecticide neonicotinoid is linked to population decline in bees.
Animals August 17, 2016
Bees that live near crop plants such as corn and soybean still spend more time getting pollen from gardens and trees. This exposes the pollinators to chemicals often used by homeowners.
Animals June 1, 2016
Autism in children may be driven, in part, by aerial spraying of pesticides. How serious is the problem?
Public Health April 30, 2016
In a new study, even low levels of neonicotinoid pesticides made it hard for bumblebees to learn and remember. This disrupted their foraging behavior, which is crucial for their pollination services and in turn the world's food crops and wild plants.
Earth/Environment March 15, 2016
Researchers have found a new method that can detect pesticides in bees and help scientists tackle the problem of honeybee population decline worldwide. They analyzed 200 pesticides simultaneously and detected a number present in poisoned honeybees.
Earth/Environment March 13, 2016
Honeybees have it tough out there. Researchers have found that the pesticide chlorpyrifos, used for protecting crops against mites and insects, causes memory and learning deficits when ingested, even in minute amounts.`
Earth/Environment March 3, 2016
Consumers who chose to buy products that contain the 'natural' label do not know what natural foods are. More Americans assume that whenever they see the word 'natural' in products, they are better.
LIFE January 29, 2016
With warmer winters this year, pest control experts warn that millions of rats are set to invade Britain by summer. The rats, which are expected to grow up to 2 feet long, have become immune to over-the-counter pest control poisons.
LIFE January 28, 2016
A scientific panel hired by Monsanto revealed that the ingredient glyphosate commonly used in Roundup pesticide does not cause cancer. The panel’s assessment contradicts the previous report by WHO.
LIFE December 8, 2015
Early pesticide exposure is linked to poor lung function in children of farming families. Each tenfold increase in levels of organophosphate urinary metabolites was linked to a 159-millimeter decrease in lung function.
LIFE December 6, 2015
The use of neonicotinoids in farms in the United Kingdom resulted in the decline of butterfly population. Around 15 to 17 species of butterflies that live in farmlands have declined in the period of 1985 to 2012.
Earth/Environment November 25, 2015
Exposure to a certain pesticide commonly used on apple trees can decrease bumblebee effectiveness in pollinating trees. This is then linked to fewer seeds and overall poorer fruit quality
Animals November 19, 2015
The IARC said that the pesticide glyphosate is most probably carcinogenic. Despite taking these findings into account, EFSA claimed that the chance of the pesticide causing cancer was minimal, but did propose limitations on how much of glyphosate can be consumed safely.
LIFE November 12, 2015
A recent study revealed that adolescent exposure to pesticides found in food can lead to the development of defective sperm cells. Researchers said that banned pesticides such as DDTs are still present in the environment.
LIFE November 7, 2015
Caffeine is found by previous studies to make honey bees learn and remember their routes to the correct flower better. But it can also lead to return to lower-quality forage every time - serving the interests of plants, not the pollinators.
October 19, 2015
The USDA is testing an experiment that consists of shooting sterile moths into cotton fields to falsely reproduce with wild moths to prevent infestations that destroy the crop.
FUTURE TECH October 8, 2015
An analysis of health studies suggests a link between home pesticides and childhood cancers, including leukemia and lymphoma. Scientific evidence of the dangers of pesticides are mounting, experts say.
LIFE September 15, 2015
A pesticide known as neonicotinoids, used to protect rapeseeds from flea beetles, has been found to affect the growth and reproduction of bumblebee colonies. Researchers also found the bees are not repelled by the pesticides.
Earth/Environment April 24, 2015
Lower sperm counts and higher levels of abnormal sperm are seen in men who consume fruits and vegetables treated with pesticides, study finds. Researchers at Harvard say theirs is the first study to show such a link.
LIFE March 31, 2015
A study used by the UK to base its pesticide policy on apparently came to the wrong conclusion, according to a re-analysis and actually shows that neonicotinoid use is harmful to bees.
March 28, 2015
A new study shows that although the US has made advances in reducing chemicals harmful to humans in rivers and streams, there are still too many harmful chemicals for marine life.
Earth/Environment September 12, 2014
Nesting pair of bald eagles spotted on island off California is an encouraging sign, conservationists say. Sighting confirms the birds are returning to their historic range.
Animals July 18, 2014
Researchers claim the study is the largest to date on comparing organic and conventional produce. The organic choice can provide the equivalent of one to two extra portions of fruit and veggies a day, claims the study.
LIFE July 17, 2014
Organic crops provide better nutrition and have fewer toxins than foods grown with pesticides and herbicides, a new meta-study reveals.
LIFE July 14, 2014
A study from the Netherlands revealed that neonicotinoids, linked to the declining bee population, are also affecting bird species such as the mistle thrush.
Earth/Environment July 10, 2014
Chemicals used to combat crop pests may be behind drop in populations of insect-eating bird species, study suggests. Pesticides leaching into soil, water may represent threat to other species as well, researchers say.
Animals July 9, 2014
Pregnant women are at a high risk of having offspring with autism and/or developmental delay if they are exposed to pesticides based on a new study. The study has been led by researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute.
LIFE June 27, 2014
Neonicotinoids could be killing off bees, and many other lifeforms, according to a new meta-analysis of the effect of the powerful insecticide.
Earth/Environment June 26, 2014
Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute found strong associations between prenatal exposure and residential proximity to certain classes of chemical pesticides and occurrences of autism and other developmental delays in offspring.
LIFE June 23, 2014