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Added ingredients make pesticide formulations more toxic

The added ingredients in pesticide formulations can make the mixture many times more toxic, but regulators aren’t testing for this effect say UK scientists.

13 March, 2018

People can taste pesticides in wine, study shows

A blind test of both organic and non-organic French wines, has shown that humans can identify pesticides by taste and that this skill can be learned.

26 February, 2018

Pet products add to high levels of neonics in UK waterways

A recent survey reveals that the UK’s streams and rivers are suffering high levels of neonicotinoid pollution – some of which is due to agriculture, and some of which is due to high use of neonics in pet products.

22 January, 2018

Trouble getting pregnant? Try switching to organic

Women who consume fruits and vegetables with high levels of pesticide residues may have more trouble getting pregnant, according to a new study.

6 December, 2017

EU renews glyphosate for a further 5 years

European authorities have allowed the toxic herbicide glyphosate to remain on the market for at least another 5 years.

28 November, 2017

A better way to wash pesticides off your apples

Washing apples with a simple solution of water and baking soda is the best way to get rid of surface pesticide residues.

26 October, 2017

Orange essential oil keeps mosquitoes away

Natural essential oils extracted from the peel of oranges could be an effective and eco-friendly alternative way to deter mosquitoes.

18 October, 2017

Glyphosate found in EU samples of ice cream

Testing of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in the EU has revealed traces of the toxic herbicide glyphosate at levels which, studies show, are high enough to induce liver damage in animals.

11 October, 2017

Free school fruit and veg contaminated with pesticides

A new report has found resides from over 100 different pesticides on the free fruit and vegetables supplied to English schools by the Department of Health.

5 September, 2017

Glyphosate herbicide causes liver damage

Newly published evidence shows that at levels many thousands of times below what regulators consider ‘safe’ glyphosate can trigger liver disease.

10 January, 2017