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Pesticide DDT linked to Alzheimer’s

DDT may increase the risk of the neurodegenerative disease Alzheimer's, according to some troubling new research conducted by Rutgers University.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Europe bans 'bee killing' pesticide

Brussels - The European Commission (EC) has agreed to restrict the use of the neonicotinoid pesticides blamed by some researchers for the widespread collapse of bee populations.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

20 injured, one dead after chef mistakes pesticide for sauce

A chef in China was making lunch, but instead of using a sauce, he ended up adding pesticide to the food, which led to 20 people being injured and leaving one person dead.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Toxic clouds in Buenos Aires after chemical container explodes

Buenos Aires - There were reports of a mass evacuation ordered of the city of Buenos Aires, after a chemical container exploded, covering the Argentinian capital with a huge toxic cloud. Apparently it wasn't that bad. (Updated).
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Steer clear of GM crops, Greenpeace and US farmers warn EU

Global environmental campaigning group Greenpeace is urging the European Union not to authorise herbicide-tolerant genetically engineered (HTGE) crops, stating such crops lead to herbicide-resistant super-weeds.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Review: The film 'Genetic Roulette' — gambling with our lives on GMOs

Jeffrey M. Smith of the Institute of Responsible Technology has brought out another excellent film on the dangers of genetically modified food.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

GM crop technology backfires as farmers need more pesticides

A newly-released, peer-reviewed study reveals that the cultivation of genetically engineered crops has increased pesticide usage by hundreds of millions of pounds.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 12 comments

Monsanto and co. push $5.5 million more against GMO labeling

Sacramento - Monsanto and 'Big Pesticide' are paying plenty to try and defeat Proposition 37, requiring the labeling of genetically engineered food in California.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 10 comments

Scotts Miracle-Gro fined for adding insecticide to wild bird seed

Columbus - Scotts Miracle-Gro is a large U.S. lawn and garden supply company. The firm was fined $12.5 million for adding insecticides to wild bird seed and other violations of regulations. The company added the toxins to protect the seed from insects while stored
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

New bill could make biotech companies immune to federal courts

An amendment to the Agricultural Appropriations Bill would not just allow, but would require the Secretary of Agriculture to grant permits for planting of GM crops, even if a federal court has given an injunction against it.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments
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