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A third of British wild bees and hoverflies are in decline, according to a new study. If current trends continue, some species will be lost from Britain altogether, the scientists say.
March 20, 2019 Kale joins list of ‘dirty dozen’ fruits and vegetables most likely to contain pesticidesSource: MarketWatch
Kale ranked as a third-worst fruit or vegetable behind strawberries and spinach when it comes to pesticide contamination, according to the Environmental Working Group’s annual “Dirty Dozen” report. Over 92% of kale samples were...
Source: USA Today
A study published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation found an association between people who consume sugary drinks and an increased risk of death. The observational study found adults who consumed more...
The Earth Open Source report, "Roundup and birth defects: Is the public being kept in the ... are typically distorted or denied,” said Jeffrey Smith, of the Institute for Responsible Technology. “The regulators tend...
January 16, 2019 STRONGEST OPPONENTS OF GM FOODS KNOW THE LEAST ABOUT THEMSource: Futurisn
Despite the scientific consensus that GM foods are safe, more than 90 percent of respondents said they were at least somewhat opposed to the foods. In general, the more opposed a person claimed to be, the lower they scored on the...
October 4, 2018 1 in 3 Americans eat fast food daily – but one myth is debunkedSource: CBS News
"When we see news clips of a shark swimming near a beach, it scares us into not going near that beach," Weinandy said. But "what we should be scared of is double cheeseburgers, french fries and large amounts of sugary beverages."
September 25, 2018 Common weed killer linked to bee deathsSource: Science Daily
Honey bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible to infection and death from harmful bacteria. Scientists believe this is evidence...
September 19, 2018 Mosquitos are eating plastic and contaminating food chains, according to new researchSource: Telegraph(UK)
Mosquito larvae have been observed ingesting microplastics that can be passed up the food chain, researchers said on Wednesday, potentially uncovering a new way that the polluting particles could damage the environment.
Source: NBC News
A study published Wednesday found a 65 percent increase in deaths from cirrhosis of the liver since 1999. The biggest increase is among millennials: the team found that deaths from cirrhosis are rising 10 percent a year among...
April 24, 2018 Study: Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Diabetes, ObesitySource: US News
A new study presented Sunday at the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting examined the biochemical effects of artificial sweeteners in rats and cell cultures. Researchers fed one group of rats a diet high in glucose or fructose,...
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