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New report says pesticide threat goes far beyond birds, bees

More than 50 years after Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring sounded the alarm on the dangers of pesticides and their effect on birds, a new report shows the problem is worldwide, and threatens a broad range of species.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 3 comments

Lobby against bee-killing pesticides Special

Brussels - Activists and critical shareholders from Coordination Bayer Gefahren (CBG) and European beekeepers are demanding that Bayer drop its lawsuit against the European Commission over bee-killing pesticides.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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

How pesticides in your water might be causing food allergies

Researchers are linking the use of pesticides used to purify tap water to food allergies that are becoming a significant problem in the Western world.
In the Media by Kathleen Blanchard - 4 comments

Devastating impacts of GM crops for American farmers

According to revelations made by U.S scientists, GM crops have led to the unfortunate consequence of hugely increased use of pesticides over the last 16 years. Farmers have no choice but to use dangerous chemicals to fight superweeds.
In the Media by Ajit Jha - 2 comments

Video interview: Monsanto's history marred by scandal

Washington - RT America produced an interview show between Elizabeth Wahl and Abby Martin, discussing the scandalous history of the agro-giant Monsanto.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

Study shows effects of maternal & fetal exposure to pesticides

A new scientific study now shows that the Bt-toxin, known as Cry1Ab toxin, kills human embryonic kidney cells. Combined with Monsanto's RoundUp, it can delay apoptosis, thus promoting cancer.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Pesticides killing off queen bee numbers in UK and France

Pesticides used in the UK and France are damaging the ability of bees to navigate and the number of queen bees is in serious decline as a result. Scientists studied the use of pesticides called neonicotinoids, which are used throughout the world.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 5 comments

Otters return to Kent

Away from all the rioting, looting and general mayhem in our cities, a quiet revolution is happening in the English countryside.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 2 comments

Bedbug infestation index ranks New York as top American city

An annual city index on bed bug infestations, released just before the Memorial Day holiday, reminds travelers of the top cities where bedbug populations are concentrated.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Ontario gardeners, beware of what pesticides you use

You have children and pets and a big backyard. In Ontario if you want to use a powerful pesticide in order to make sure your lawn is greener than the neighbours you may be tempted to order something online. That order could make you a criminal.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

The organic food scene in Halifax, Nova Scotia Special

Halifax - "Good food - Good for you - Good for the earth." That is the motto at Planet Organic, a Canadian store that supplies organic food and household supplies.
Digital Journal Report by Sara Star - 15 comments

US bans widely-used pesticide endosulfan

Washington - The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided to ban endosulfan, a widely-used organochlorine pesticide.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 1 comment

New research shows link between ADHD and pesticides

Boston - A study recently published in Pediatrics demonstrates a link between Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and organophosphate pesticides.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 8 comments

Eco-toxins, health and you Special

Toronto - Do you check the ingredients of your makeup? What about your household cleaners? Do you use pesticides for anything other than poison ivy and insects that are a danger? Dr. Victoria Le, Dr. Gideon Forman, Lisa Gue say you should.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

Scientists turn moths gay to save precious fruit crops

Scientists in the United Kingdom are turning moths gay to prevent them from mating, thus saving crops from their destructive larvae.
In the Media by Andrew John - 2 comments

Are Organic Foods Really Worth the Hype? Special

Portland - Some people favor organic foods. But are they worth the hype and are they really safer than non-organic foods? Digital Journal decided to find out by learning what people say and science now supports.
Digital Journal Report by Carol Forsloff - 18 comments

WHO, Filipino Department of Health clash over aerial spray ban

MANILA – In a move that is expected to create repercussions for the $780-million banana industry, the Department of Health (DOH) issued last week a resolution stopping the use of aerial spray in banana plantations.
In the Media by Antonio Figueroa

Household pesticides linked to childhood leukemia

Other studies have found a correlation between household pesticide use and leukemia. In this study, scientists analyzed the urine of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and found a higher concentration of pesticides compared with healthy controls.
In the Media by Kathlyn Stone

French study finds pesticides and herbicides in pregnant women

Traces of pesticides and herbicides have been found in the urine of pregnant women in France, even a long time after exposition to them. That is the conclusion of a report published by the French Institute of Health Surveillance, a government agency.
In the Media by Michael Cosgrove - 13 comments

Individuals Who Apply Pesticides Increase Risk of Blood Disorder

A study individuals who apply pesticides recently found that exposure to certain pesticides doubles one’s risk of developing an abnormal blood condition.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 16 comments
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Rat and insect poison vendor s stall at a market in the Dongguan section of Linxia City.
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Rat and insect poison vendor's stall at a market in the Dongguan section of Linxia City.
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A pesticides sign in Manito Park in Spokane  WA
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A pesticides sign in Manito Park in Spokane, WA
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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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Tap water purifier implicated as a possible cause of food allergies.
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Tap water purifier implicated as a possible cause of food allergies.
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