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Link between agricultural pesticides and autism revealed

Exposure to a range of commonly used agricultural pesticides in utero can substantially raise a child’s risk of developing autism


24 June, 2014
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Séralini study on GMO/Roundup toxicity republished

The controversial study showing high levels of kidney and liver toxicity – and unexpected tumours – in rats fed a diet of GMOs and Round-up is returned to the scientific, peer-reviewed literature


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Children exposed to a dangerous cocktail of pesticides, says new report

A new French analysis has shown, once again, the shocking extent to which our children are contaminated with pesticides


30 April, 2014
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GMO herbicide found in breast milk of American women

Samples of breastmilk taken from volunteers in America has shown that some contain the herbicide glyphosate – what does this mean?


9 April, 2014
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Higher levels of glyphosate found in chronically ill people

Evidence is mounting that glyphosate, the active component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is toxic to farm animals and people


19 March, 2014
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Head lice – growing resistance to over-the-counter treatments

New evidence shows that headlice are nearly completely resistant to conventional insecticide treatments – time to try something new!


17 March, 2014
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‘Inactive’ ingredients make pesticides more toxic

Widely used pesticides can be made even more toxic due to the combination of so-called ‘inactive’ ingredients they contain


4 February, 2014
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DDT exposure linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists say they have established, for the first time, a link between the pesticide DDT and the development of Alzheimer’s later in life


30 January, 2014
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EU authority: neonic pesticides harm children’s brains

Exposure to two neonicotinoid insecticides – acetamiprid and imidacloprid – most commonly associated with bee deaths, can also harm children


18 December, 2013
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UK government agrees to tighten up rules on pesticide safety

The government has announced that it will tighten up rules on pesticide safety assessments – but do these go far enough?


5 December, 2013
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