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EPA Classified Roundup as Carcinogen 30 Years Ago…But Mysteriously Reversed Decision

Scientists and environmentalists have been saying for decades that the world’s most common weed killer, glyphosate, also known as Monsanto’s Roundup, is a carcinogen. Last week, a World Health Organiz…

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Monsanto Charged with Chemical Poisoning

It’s not every day that we learn about a victory for Mother Earth.  But thanks to a 47-year old farmer and a French court there has been a victory against U.S. biotechnology giant Monsanto.  And, I'd …

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Is Your Body Roundup-Ready?

The Romans had lead. Victorian hat-makers had mercury. Our parents had cigarettes. We have Roundup. Thanks to the much-hated, genetically-modified corporation Monsanto and other herbicide manufacturer…

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Widely Used Weedkiller Turns Male Frogs Into Females

Atrazine, one of the most widely-used weedkillers, can turn male frogs into females, researchers reported on Monday. "Atrazine-exposed males were both demasculinized (chemically castrated) and com…

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Easy Greening: The Buzz on Organic Wine

I’m an earnest cheerleader for organic milk and juice, so why has conventional wine been whizzing by my organic radar?! With vineyards being especially popular candidates for chemical fertilizers, pes…

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