Just Label It News Roundup 11-16
In a move designed to slow the rise of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” in humans, the European Parliament approved restrictions to stop the overuse of antibiotics by 2022. A new report from the American Farmland Trust shows the dire state of our nation’s farmlands. Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Foodstirs baking mix company became the first of its kind to be certified glyphosate residue free. A new study found harmful agricultural pesticides in rural New York state homes. In a new study published in the journal Science, exposure to neonicotinoid compounds, the world’s most commonly used insecticides, directly impacts the social behavior of bumblebees, causing them to be less active and less likely to care for or feed larvae. ‘Troubling allegations’ has prompted Health Canada to review studies used to approve popular the Roundup herbicide. Meanwhile, Monsanto denies any hidden influence on studies used in the approval process. Because of the cancer case won by Dwayne Johnson against Monsanto and Bayer, many localities are questioning whether this Roundup should be kept in use. In Kitsap County, Washington, a decision about the continued use of Roundup is imminent.
Maker of Roundup denies any hidden influence on studies used in approval process
Exposure to neonicotinoid compounds, the world’s most commonly used insecticides, directly impacts the social behavior of bumblebees, causing them to be less active and less likely to care for or feed larvae, according to a new study published in the journal Science.
Use of the weed killer was questioned in Kitsap County after a jury ruled it caused a California man’s cancer.
In a study published Sept. 22 in JSM Health Education & Primary Health Care, College of Human Ecology researchers Joseph Laquatra, Mark Pierce, Alan Hedge and Ann Lemley examined the extent of indoor pesticide pollution in New York state rural homes.
Pots, tubs, and half barrels overflowing with flowers add appeal to any garden, but container gardening can serve a practical purpose too. Container gardening is ideal for those with little or no garden space. In addition to growing flowers, gardeners limited to a balcony, small yard, or only a patch of sun on their driveway can produce a wide variety of vegetable crops in containers. Basil, chives, thyme, and other herbs also are quite happy growing in pots, which can be set in a convenient spot right outside the kitchen door.
“Farms Under Threat,” a new report from the American Farmland Trust, shows the dire state of our nation’s farmlands.
In a move designed to slow the rise of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” in human health linked to farms, a few days ago the European Parliament approved restrictions on the use of antimicrobials in healthy livestock. The new legislation, which is expected to become law by 2022, bans the use of antibiotics for animals that are important for human medicine and prohibits the use of any antimicrobials in livestock without a prescription from a vet, reports Feedstuffs.
Foodstirs Modern Baking, the most sustainable organic baking mix brand modernizing the industry, proudly announces that all three of its bake-your-own Organic chewy oat bar mixes have been certified by The Detox Project as Glyphosate Residue-Free. Additionally, the remaining portfolio of Foodstirs products are currently being tested to ensure their entire line of products receives this groundbreaking certification.
Winter gardening is good for the mind. It keeps us thinking and learning new things, which helps our brains stay alert, healthy and young.
We, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), have released a new report which refutes the myth that municipalities need to use toxic pesticides in parks and green spaces, if they hope to avoid a dandelion apocalypse. That has been a fear expressed by some municipalities, faced with the restrictions imposed by bans on the use of toxic pesticides on lawns and gardens, particularly in Manitoba and Alberta.
The next time you use a plastic container or bottle, you might want to look at the little number inside the triangle recycling symbol.
Most of us are living cleaner and more sustainable lives. We recycle more, get more of our energy from renewable sources, and some of us even drive electric cars. But does it affect how we invest?