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Study Says Early DDT Exposure May Set Up Females For Obesity, Diabetes

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times As they reached adulthood, female mice who were exposed in utero and just after birth to the pesticide DDT showed metabolic changes that put them at greater risk for obesity and Type 2 diabetes, a new study says. The metabolic abnormalities seen in the exposed female mice were dramatically […]

July 31, 2014

Harvest Of Shame: America’s Poisoned Children Need A Hashtag

More than 50 years ago, CBS correspondent Edward R. Murrow revealed to America the awful conditions suffered by migrant farm laborers in Harvest of Shame, an angry documentary that would become a classic. While conditions have improved for some of the families whose work provides our cornucopia of affordable food, there remains a special group of […]

May 16, 2014

Environmental Group Says Pesticides Hurt Bees And Don’t Help Farmers

By Josephine Marcotty, Star Tribune The pesticides that are synonymous with the demise of honeybees don’t do much for the farmers that use them, according to a new analysis by a national environmental group. The Center for Food Safety said Monday that a growing body of independent scientific evidence shows that the pesticides, known as […]

March 25, 2014