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High level of pesticides found in frozen food products of Japan

Several people in Japan have fallen sick after consuming frozen food products contaminated with high amounts of pesticide.
In the Media by Sheetal Patel - 3 comments

Weedkillers now linked to depression among farmers

Insecticides used by farmers have been previously linked to higher risk of Parkinson’s disease. Now a new study links weedkillers to depression in a study of French farmers that could also mean health risks for the average gardener.
In the Media by Kathleen Blanchard - 7 comments

Electronic ‘nose’ invented to scan for pesticides in food

An electronic sensor has been developed to identify pesticides in food. The device uses a nano-sensor array that can detect small quantities of harmful airborne substances that can emanate from food.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Pesticides pose major risk to invertebrate species

Leipzig - A new science paper indicates that agricultural pesticides, even when used at levels considered safe, can cause devastating losses of invertebrate species.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

In photos ─ Activists March against Monsanto in Washington, D.C. Special

Washington - Activists around the world today gathered in their communities to unite for the March against Monsanto. Supporters of this cause would like to see foods containing GMOs, along with dangerous chemicals, banned. Or, at least, labeled.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 8 comments

Californian wildfires burn toxic pesticides

Los Angeles - Residents in Southern California have been warned not to breathe in the smoke caused by massive wildfires which have broken out across a huge swathe of countryside.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 3 comments

Commonly used pesticide may harm birds

A new report suggests that a commonly used class of pesticides, known as neonicotinoids or neonics, may be more harmful to birds than previously though.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New study aims at better control of bed bugs

Cincinnati - Bed bugs cause many problems. The insects are very difficult to get rid of and can be resistant to pesticides. Now a science team says targeting the bacteria inside the insects can lead to new and more efficient pesticides.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

One in five French bottled water brands contaminated with drugs

A study by a consumer magazine and an NGO has found that one in five brands of French bottled water are contaminated with drugs and pesticides.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 5 comments

Tests show 9 in 10 French wines contain pesticides, fungicides

Bordeaux - A recent study by a French laboratory shows that nine out of every ten French wines contain pesticide and fungicide chemicals.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 7 comments
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Tainted frozen food sickens hundreds in Japan. Maruha Nichiro Holdings  runs the factory that allege...
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Tainted frozen food sickens hundreds in Japan. Maruha Nichiro Holdings, runs the factory that allegedly produced the tainted products (January 8, 2014). A human body is affected by the chemicals after consuming tainted food
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