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Chiquita Bananas Accused of Contaminating Drinking Water

A lawsuit filed in early February of 2015 alleges that Chiquita Bananas not only uses methods that pollute local water supplies, but that they knowingly covered it up. The company website has an ex…

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People Who Eat Conventional Produce Have Double the Amount of Pesticides in Their Urine

If you eat fruits and vegetables grown using pesticides, your urine is likely to contain twice as many toxic chemicals†as that of someone who eats organically. That could be bad news if you're pregnan…

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Monsanto’s Roundup Found in Animals with Birth Defects

Danish farmer Ib Borup Pederson had reared hogs for decades. So he was alarmed when he observed a growing incidence of malformations and birth defects in his newborn piglets. The deformities included:…

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10 Things Every American Should Know About Toxins

Toxins in the body and chemical body burden are out of control in America. There are currently 82,000 synthetic chemicals in the foods we eat, the toys our children touch, the products we use to clean…

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5 Reasons Why Bee Products Revitalize Your Health

I wasnít always a honeybee lover. But, after directing the documentary film Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page, I became an advocate for countless reasons. This fuzz…

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Is Organic Food More Nutritious Than Conventional? Large Study Says Yes.

On the heels of†media reports declaring that organic food is no†more nutritious than conventional produce grown with pesticides, a larger, comprehensive study declares otherwise. A†meta-analysis pu…

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U.S. Doesn’t Take GMOs as Seriously as Rest of World (Infographic)

America is not a role model to the international community when it comes to GMO use. Check out these eye-opening statistics about how countries view genetically engineered food, and learn about our pr…

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Whole Foods Announces Program for The Conscious Consumer

Whole Foods, considered a mecca by many conscious consumers, unveiled a new rating system called "Responsibly Grown" this month. This is a strategy "to help shoppers make more informed choices." This …

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Care2 Member Calls on EPA to Protect Endangered Animals from Pesticides

More than one billion pounds of pesticides are sprayed in North America every year. Many have been linked to cancer and other negative health impacts. But what about the animals? The same chemicals th…

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5 Ways to Avoid Pesticides In & Around Your Home

When I talk about limiting†pesticides, I'm often accused of sounding like a broken record. But the reason behind my rant is so important: Pesticide exposure has been linked to asthma, allergies, ne…

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