A new study revealed 64 percent of land used for agriculture and food crops is at risk of pesticide pollution.
A scientific study has demonstrated that men who have been exposed in utero to products known to contain endocrine disrupting chemicals (Phthalates and pesticides in particular) are twice more likely to have semen volume and total sperm count per ejaculation below the reference values set by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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.
According to the 2021 rating report card of retailers, a dozen major companies earned an “F” for failing to publicly address the growing problem of toxic chemicals that may be in the products they sell to consumers.
The 2021 report on the produce with the highest amounts of toxic pesticides is out. See the list along with our recipes for effective, low-cost DIY pesticide removers.
Scientists have detected 109 industrial chemicals in pregnant women and newborn babies, including 55 chemicals never before reported in people and 42 “mystery chemicals,” whose sources and uses are unknown.
Scientists have discovered another threat to the purity of organic food from organic farms: the ghosts of pesticides past.
Despite the fact that pesticide Chlorpyrifos has a reputation as a “toxic, braining-damaging pesticide” the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the use of the neurotoxic pesticide for some purposes.
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, 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.