Browsing the "pesticides" Tag

Dirty Dozen Fruits and Vegetables – A Winter Refresher

December 7th, 2013 | by Heather Carr

As we head into the holidays, many of us will be cooking large meals and using fresh fruits and vegetables. I figure now is a good time for a quick refresher on the “Dirty Dozen” - those fruits and vegetables in the U.S. food supply that show the most pesticide residues


Endless Shrimp? How sustainable are those little crustaceans?

September 10th, 2013 | by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

You've seen the ads on TV for all-you-can-eat shrimp buffets. Shrimp, once a special treat that you'd get once in a while on a summer seaside vacation, has turned into cheap fast-food like McDonald's hamburgers. And like fast-food burgers, cheap shrimp is an ecological disaster


Take Action: Tell Bayer to Stop Killing Bees!

February 5th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

Even if you don't eat honey, bees are a critical part of your food supply. Pollinators like bees are a critical part of the life cycle for almost 1/3 of our food crops and 90 percent of wild plants. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has been a mystery for many years, but the more researchers dive into what's killing off bee populations, the more signs point to one thing: pesticides.



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