Tag: pesticides

chlorpyrifos the pesticide the epa would not ban
Pesticides, Researched Perspectives

The Pesticide the EPA didn’t ban

Earlier this year, the EPA denied a petition to ban the use of Chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate insecticide, on food crops in the United States.1-3 This was surprising because, last year, the EPA concluded that there was “sufficient evidence that there are neurodevelopment effects occurring at chlorpyrifos exposure levels below (the current […]

which of these five foods could be genetically engineered?
GMOs, Researched Perspectives

Genetically Engineered Food

A recent survey of Americans found that knowledge and awareness of genetically modified foods are low. And of those who have an awareness of GMO foods, more than half mistakenly identified foods that are not genetically engineered (GE) as being genetically engineered.1 This confusion regarding GE foods is at least partially a result of there being […]

Comparing conventional and organic milk, www.feedthemwisely.com
Dairy, Researched Perspectives

Conventional and Organic Milk

There are so many options when you go to buy milk. Skim, whole, 2%, lactose-free, organic, and ultra-pasteurized are just a few options and that is without broaching the topic of non-dairy “milk” beverages (more soon) or alternative animal milks such as goat milk. What milk one chooses can be […]

understanding pesticides on produce
Pesticides, Produce, Researched Perspectives

Pesticides and Produce

Pesticides are chemicals designed to kill living organisms (insects, rodents, plants, etc), which makes them inherently toxic. The primary way children are exposed to pesticides is through the foods they eat.1 Although rinsing fruits and vegetables is a common household practice, rinsing produce reduces some but not all pesticide residues to varying degrees but […]