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European soils contain a cocktail of pesticide residues

A new Europe-wide survey shows that the soil used to produce our food is contaminated with a cocktail of pesticides and, the researchers add, their findings may under-represent the scale of the problem.

23 January, 2019

Glyphosate weed killer linked to bee deaths

Honey bees exposed to glyphosate/Roundup lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible to infection and death from harmful bacteria.

26 September, 2018

Roundup for breakfast? Weedkiller found in kids cereals in the US

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup, was found in all but two of 45 samples of products made with conventionally grown oats.

20 August, 2018

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