Risks from Lawn Care Pesticides

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Pesticides are intentionally toxic substances. Some chemicals commonly used on lawns and gardens have been associated with birth defects, mutations, adverse reproductive effects, and cancer in laboratory animals. EPA permits over 200 different pesticides to be used for lawn care, and these are often mixed together and sold as chemical combinations. Approximately 35 pesticides are […]

Monsanto’s Glyphosate Most Heavily Used Weed-Killer In History

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Monsanto’s signature herbicide glyphosate, first marketed as “Roundup,” is now the most widely and heavily applied weed-killer in the history of chemical agriculture in both the U.S. and globally, according to a landmark report published today. The paper, published Feb. 2, 2016 in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Sciences Europe, reports that to date 18.9 billion […]

Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Can Cause Amphibians To Change Shape

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The world’s most popular weed killer, Roundup®, can cause amphibians to change shape, according to research published in Ecological Applications. Rick Relyea, University of Pittsburgh professor of biological sciences in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and director of Pitt’s Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology, demonstrated that sublethal and environmentally relevant concentrations of Roundup® […]

Widespread Contamination Of Glyphosate Weedkiller In California Wine

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Glyphosate is found to contaminate California wines, according to a new report from the non-profit group Moms Across America. All wines are from the North Coast region of California, the premium wine growing region of California and includes wines from Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties. The wines were sent in Sept of 2015 and February […]

Research Finds Lawn Chemicals Raise Cancer Risk In Scottish Terriers

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Exposure to herbicide-treated lawns and gardens increases the risk of bladder cancer in Scottish terriers, a discovery that could lead to new knowledge about human susceptibility to the disease, according to Purdue University scientists. A team of veterinary researchers including Lawrence T. Glickman has found an association between risk of transitional cell carcinoma of the […]

Consider An Organic Approach To Your Lawn

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Many homeowners are getting their lawns ready for the summer by spreading herbicides, fertilizers and other chemicals. There are alternatives, including organic lawn care, that still gives you a lush, green lawn. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) March 15 Soils Matter blog post explains why you might consider an organic approach. “The grass […]

Poisoned Fields – Glyphosate, The Underrated Risk?

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German mainstream media networks are running a new documentary on the well established dangers of glyphosate. Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used weed killer. Some claim it is completely harmless, others say it is a serious health hazard for man and animals. A topical investigation into a controversial substance. Glyphosate is the world’s most […]

Genetically Engineered Soybeans Given To Goats Altered Milk and Stunted Offspring

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Pregnant goats fed with genetically engineered (GE) soybeans have offspring who grow more slowly and are shorter, according to a new Italian study. Publishing in the journal of Small Ruminant Research, the researchers were testing the results of supplementing the feed of female goats with Roundup Ready GE soybeans. Roundup Ready soybeans are engineered to […]

Neil Young Goes On 2016 Tour Protesting Monsanto and GMOs

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Neil Young is one of the few artists who is still involved in worthwhile causes. In this case he will take his anti-Monsanto message on the road in 2016. For years, Neil Young has used his voice through his music for social justice issues, working specifically as a strong ally for farmers. This past year, Young […]

Monsanto’s Glyphosate Now Most Heavily Used Weed-Killer In History

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Monsanto’s signature herbicide glyphosate, first marketed as “Roundup,” is now the most widely and heavily applied weed-killer in the history of chemical agriculture in both the U.S. and globally, according to a landmark report published in the journal, Environmental Sciences Europe. A paper published Feb. 2, 2016 in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Sciences Europe reports that […]