An American of Greek heritage documents the decline of healthful agricultural practices that have spread from the U.S. to Greece. Use of pesticides have compromised and tainted crops to the extent that farmers refuse to eat their own produce.
Meat’s impact on health, superbug resistance, carbon emissions, and climate change are well documented. Yet the EU has pledged 15 million euros ($15.9 million) to the meat market in order to raise consumption. Why?
Pesticide makers have taken to framing themselves as stewards of the bees as backlash over their products’ links to mass bee deaths grows.
The world’s most widely used insecticide is not only devastating honeybee colonies. A groundbreaking study reveals extreme pesticide pollution is also killing dragonflies, snails, and other water-based species in mass amounts.
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The battle for the bees is headed to court. Beekeepers and activist groups filed a federal lawsuit last week against the EPA.
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The European Commission is finally on the verge of banning pesticides linked to the disappearance of the honeybee. But corporate giants are doing everything in their power to keep the status quo.
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The Cosmetics Wars By Mark Bittman, New York Times If all goes according to schedule, next month the European Union will become “cruelty-free,” banning without exception the sale of cosmetics ingredients that were tested on animals. Don’t celebrate yet. Because although there may be less animal testing of personal care products than
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