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Pesticides

Contamination Concerns Grow With Organic Farmers

By Kristen McConnaughey, The rising popularity of organic farming means concerns over chemicals. Farmers say pesticide-drifting can cause millions of dollars in lost revenue or even destroy their farming operations all together. People who work with farmers say they are seeing a rise in drifting issues as more people take up organic farming. They are trying …Read More

Kill pests without pesticides

by Angela O’Callaghan/Desert Gardening, The beginning of fall is the time for garden cleanup. Tomato plants might have a few fruits that could be coddled until temperatures drop into the fifties, but other than that, its time to spruce up the garden and prepare for the next growing season, which can begin as early as mid-October. …Read More

Organic farming takes root in Nepal

Farmers learning to rely less on pesticides discover a booming market. By Surath Giri, Prem Bahadur Lama discovered the benefits of eating organically grown fruits and vegetables 12 years ago, when he was dealing with arthritis and other ailments. That discovery put him on the organic farming track. “I heard a news bulletin on the …Read More

California Study Links Autism in Children to Mothers’ Exposure to Pesticides

By Nicole Akoukou Thompson, Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired verbal and non-verbal communication, weakened social interactions, and limited and repetitive behavior — and it’s greatly affecting the Latino community. According to a recent study from the University of California, pregnant women who live in close proximity to fields and farms that were treated with certain pesticides are …Read More