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Pesticide-Induced Diseases Database Launched

Health & Wellness  (tags: agriculture, asthma, autism, bees, biodiversity, cancer, disease, environment, food, health, organics, pesticides. wildlife, water )

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Links to pesticide exposure are being found to a number of preventable diseases -- including asthma, autism and learning disabilities, birth defects and reproductive dysfunction, diabetes, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, and several types of cancer.


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Julie P (154)
Friday August 20, 2010, 2:09 pm
In addition to the health hazards of pesticides, consider this: Bees pollinate 1/3 of our food supply. Pesticides are decimating their numbers. A statistic indicates that it would require 30 million people in the U.K. alone to replace the work done by the bees. So if organic seems expensive, imagine the cost of food if hand pollination was required. Industrialized agriculture also contributes to contamination of the water supply and global warming. Organic agriculture can help mitigate global warming.

Please read: Three Pillars of a Food Revolution
Consider joining the Pesticide Action Network

. (3)
Friday August 20, 2010, 4:27 pm
I was reading about bees the other day, and about the fact that nicotinamides ( hope I've got that right ), in pesticides are directly related to the decline in bees? And that Italy, Latvia and a couple of other European countries had banned their use about a year or more ago? The then minister in charge, Hilary Benn, i think, refused to go down this route, and opted for spending LOADS of money, into the £million/s, to investigate bee decline, rather than consider the obvious? I'm sorry to be so vague, but when I read it, I didn't think it would be information that I would be passing on this quickly!!

Julie P (154)
Friday August 20, 2010, 5:23 pm
There is actually a documentary called: Nicotine Bees. The Daily Green referred to nicotine pesticides as "Hell for Honeybees"
Please read: Action, Not Research, Is Needed to Save Our Pollinators

Susan S (187)
Friday August 20, 2010, 6:42 pm
I would like to investigate the 383 laboratory and epidemologic pesticide tests that were referred to in the article to see if they were based on animal experimentation. Sadly, some experiments testing pesticides use animals and I am against animal research on principle.

George T (158)
Friday August 20, 2010, 8:24 pm
As someone who's done a bit of beekeeping in days of yore I'm frightened but not surprised by all this. After all,Rachel Carson made us aware of the dangers of pesticides 50 years ago in her book Silent Spring. That we've learnt nothing since then is testament to human folly.

Linda B (10)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 5:27 am
I can relate to your comment, Julie. A friend who lives in Montreal hand-pollinates his tomato plants because there are not enough insects around to do the job.
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