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Eating organic food protects children from pesticide exposure

by aseligmann — last modified Jul 20, 2010 12:00 AM

Children who switched to eating organically-grown food greatly reduced their exposure to organophosphate insecticides. Scientists from Seattle and Atlanta just published the results of their study which linked pesticides in children's urine to pesticide residues on food. Scientists worry that organophosphates might harm children's developing nervous systems. read more...

Minimum Risk Pesticides

by aseligmann — last modified Jul 19, 2010 12:00 AM
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Federal law requires that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulate pesticides that are defined to include products such as insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and rodenticides. Pesticides must undergo a registration process that helps identify health and environmental hazards. read more...

Pesticide Maker Doesn't Like What the EPA Has to Say About Their Product

by Shelly Connor — last modified Jul 19, 2010 01:13 PM
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Syngenta is not happy with the review done by EPA of their product atrazine. Big surprise. Syngenta went so far as to "call the review 'redundant' and say studies that conclude the pesticide is harmful are 'bogus.' The company says the new review is nothing more than 'an unprecedented war on agriculture by anti-pesticide activists.' " read more...