Pesticides

For years the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has been publishing its lists of vegetables and fruits that supposedly are contaminated with the largest amounts of pesticides.
A survey by the Pew Research Center, in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), asked members of the public, on the one hand, and scientists associated with AAAS on the other, about a range of scientific and health issues often in the news.
Here is ACSH's official list of this year's top 10 scares
Dr. Henry Miller recently penned an informative piece on the EPA s chemophobia for Forbes.com titled A Wake-Up Call for U.S. Farmers: The EPA Is Trying to Put You Out of Business. He argues that American farmers, and the rest of us, need to realize the damage that will be done if the EPA needlessly restricts or eliminates neonics. Dr. Miller references the EPA s recently issued report claiming that neonics provide negligible overall benefits in growing soy crops. However, they
ACSH S Dr. Gil Ross was quoted in the Washington Examiner yesterday in an article dealing with a House committee member s concerns about the FDA and the USDA s approach to handling evaluations and reporting on pesticide residues on food. His opinion differed from a rep. from the Pesticide Action Network, as you would imagine.
Despite a plethora of studies over the past two decades providing evidence that GMO (also known as genetically-engineered or biotech) foods are just as safe as conventional foods, along with confirmation from American Association for the Advancement of Science, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the United States Department of
A cogent opinion piece in The Times of London exposes the fallacy of the EU s precautionary ban of a safe and effective class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids. Their ban is not based on actual evidence, but rather politics and agenda.
The latest ACSH health headlines: The HPV vaccines works! And the U.S. has some catching up to do. What's bugging New Yorkers? Bed bugs of course, and ACSH's Dr. Josh Bloom's take on the matter appears in the Wall Street Journal. And yet another study showing the dangers of using herbal and dietary supplements- this time, liver damage.
In today s New York Times, Mark Winston writes a heart-wrenching column about a problem that will sooner or later come back to sting all of us in a big way massive die-offs of bees.
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Survey says: the overwhelming majority of Ob-Gyns don t discuss toxic chemicals with moms-to-be. The activists spin: Most Ob docs are not up on these risks. Really? Maybe not as up as EWG!
If you find yourself in the scope of Science 2.0 founder Hank Campbell s rifle, expect a rough time. He has a zero tolerance policy for anti-scientific activist groups, and is more than willing to forego good manners when he deals with them.