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Environmental, Human Health, and Other Impacts of Pesticides

Click here to view additional related posts Environmental Impacts Farmworker Exposure Health Impacts Pollinator Health Yield and Soil Quality Environmental Impacts In the News post on 2017 E & E News article about persistent environmental impacts of DDT 2015 paper in PeerJ  “Significance and value of non-traded ecosystem services on farmland” Pesticides All Too Common in […]

FAQ- Meta-Analysis on Nutritional Quality of Crops

Frequently Asked Questions About the Study: “Higher antioxidant concentrations and less cadmium and pesticide residues in organically grown crops: a systematic literature review and meta-analyses” published in British Journal of Nutrition (BJN) on July 11, 2014 Authors: Marcin Barański, Dominika Średnicka-Tober, Nikolaos Volakakis, Chris Seal, Roy Sanderson, Gavin B. Stewart, Charles Benbrook, Bruno Biavati, Emilia […]

FAQ: Fatty Acids in Milk – the PLOS One Paper

Frequently Asked Questions About the Study: Organic Production Enhances Milk Nutritional Quality by Shifting Fatty Acid Composition: A United States–Wide, 18-Month Study, Published in PLOS ONE, December 9, 2013. Authors: Charles M. Benbrook, Gillian Butler, Maged A. Latif, Carlo Leifert, Donald R. Davis Introduction Major Findings Implications for Consumers Impacts on Milk Production About the Study See also: […]


Click here to view additional related posts Introduction Organic Farming Elevates Antioxidant Concentrations Maximizing Antioxidant Intake Other Resources Introduction In the then-newly issued, 2005 Dietary Guidelines for the Nation, the U.S. government essentially doubled the recommended number of servings of fruits and vegetables from the familiar “Five-A-Day” to nine to thirteen servings, depending on a […]

Impacts of GE on Pesticide Use

Click here to view additional related posts Impacts on Herbicide Use Impacts on Insecticide Use Net Impacts of GE Crop Technology 2012 Environmental Sciences Europe Paper Glyphosate Use 2,4-D and Dicamba Herbicide Timelines Dynamic Presentations Pesticide use encompasses the applications of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, soil fumigants, and several other types of pesticides targeting other organisms. […]

Pesticide Dietary Risks

This graphic illustrates the six key factors that drive pesticide dietary exposure. Historically, excessive dietary exposure and risk has been the predominant reason why the EPA has taken action to reduce the use of an already-registered pesticide. Likewise, the data required and depth of analysis conducted by EPA is far greater in the case of […]