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Updates to “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides”

The Environmental Working Group recently released an updated version of its popular “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce” with information on 45 fruits and vegetables. Also included for the first time is a Plus category featuring green beans and leafy … Continue reading

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Food safety tips when dealing with fresh produce

Fresh fruits and vegetables are a staple of summer cooking. Whether home grown, store bought or purchased from a local farmer’s market, fresh produce is healthy and nutritious, but it can also harbor dangerous bacteria if not stored, handled, and … Continue reading

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Protecting Our Waterways for a Better Environment

SoyWorld USA is all about helping you and your family live a healthy and natural lifestyle in 2012. Our products are made from pure soybeans. Our household products offer a more eco-friendly alternative to classic cleaners available on the market. … Continue reading

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Children and pesticide exposure

Pesticide use and related health impacts for children are of major concern for parents for a number of reasons: Infants and children eat and drink more in relation to their body weight than adults, which can lead to an increase … Continue reading

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Pesticides pose some inherent risk

The use of pesticides comes with inherent risk, as their main function is to control or kill pests who pose a danger to crops, humans or other living things. There is no such thing as a “safe” pesticide. Even a … Continue reading

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The history of pesticides

Pesticides have been used for thousands of years. The types of substances have changed dramatically through the years. Inorganic substances such as sulfur, arsenic, and lead were used prior to World War II. Synthetic compound development prospered after WWII and … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides

The Environmental Working Group earlier this summer released an updated version of its popular “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce” with information on 53 popular fruits and vegetables. Analysis included 51,000 tests for pesticides on these foods, conducted from 2000 … Continue reading

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