Majority of Land for Growing Food at Risk for Pesticide Pollution

A new study revealed 64 percent of land used for agriculture and food crops is at risk of pesticide pollution.

Autism Linked to Toxic Chemicals in Household Products, Personal Care Products and Food: Study

New scientific research has linked autism to chemicals commonly found in U.S. household products, personal care products and food: PCBs, Phthalates, Bisphenol-A (BPA) and Pesticides.  More specifically, the study found that women who are exposed to these toxic chemicals while pregnant are more likely to have autistic children.

More Pesticides Detected in Honey

You may recall that scientific testing has previously detected glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in RoundUp weedkiller, in honey.  Now, new testing methods have revealed yet another commonly used insecticide present in honey: Pyrethroids.  Neurotoxic pyrethroids are one of two main groups of pesticides that contribute to colony collapse disorder in bees.

Glyphosate in Processed Food and Your Gut Microbiota

Glyphosate, the primary ingredient in RoundUp weed killer, continues to be widely used on food crops and as a result, the residue is present in many processed foods–especially those that contain corn, canola and soybean products.  What does it mean for the human body to ingest glyphosate residue on a daily basis?  Scientists now have the initial part of the answer and it concerns our gut microbiome.