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Pesticides

Put down that bottle and find a safer solution to your insect problems.

It’s easy to think that a few squirts of a chemical will eliminate whatever is destroying your produce. This collection of articles will help you work with natural soil additives, beneficial insects and other strategies to create solutions that will save your plants now and into the future.

Local Governments Seek To Ban Pesticides, Herbicides

Community

Cities, counties and states take on dangerous pesticides. Why doesn't Congress take a hint?

EPA Says Neonicotinoids Harm Bees

Beneficial Insects

Pesticide manufacturer Bayer attacks study, then backs down.

Tide Turning Against Harmful Chemicals

Community

Pesticides singled out as dangerous, especially to mothers and children.

Pesticides Found Harmful To Children's Lungs

Community

Widely used pesticides decrease childhood breathing function.

War Against Bee Science

Beneficial Insects

Scientist investigating neonicotinoid pesticides and pollinators accuses USDA of intimidation.

USDA Program For Bees Not Enough

Beneficial Insects

Government needs to address the real problems behind bee decline.

Neem Benefits

Pest Control

How to use neem oil and its extracts to stop most insect pests organically.

New Study Finds Pesticide In Pollen, Honey

Community

Most hives, honeybees examined in state study found to carry pesticides.

Bees Still In Peril

Beneficial Insects

Bee deaths accelerate again this year.

Roundup Linked To Cancer, Monsanto Throws Hissy-Fit

Environment

World Health Organization review of pesticide used on GMOs attacked.

World Health Organization Links Roundup and Cancer

Environment

New glyphosate review finds it a probable cause of lymphoma, chromosome damage.

Apples Lead "Dirty Dozen" Pesticide Report

Food Safety

Which non-organic fruits and vegetables to avoid, plus a "Clean Fifteen."

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