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Saving the Family Coffee Farm: An Unintentional Organic Journey

Saving the Family Coffee Farm: An Unintentional Organic Journey | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
In 1992, when coffee prices plummeted and pesticides robbed Geraldo Calderon of his health, he had to change his farming methods. But it would be another 5 years before he learned that he was on the cutting edge of the organic farming movement.
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Science and Environment: The Missing Dots

Science and Environment: The Missing Dots | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
Stanford symposium Connecting the Dots looks for connections between agriculture, energy and the environment as population grows.
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Food security focus fuels new worries over crop chemicals

Food security focus fuels new worries over crop chemicals | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Scientists, environmentalists and farm advocates are pressing the question about whether rewards of the trend toward using more and more crop chemicals are worth the risks, as the agricultural...
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Subtle poison

Subtle poison | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
IN THE winter of 2006 beekeepers in America noticed something odd—lots of their hives were dying for no obvious reason.
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pdjmoo's curator insight, July 26, 2013 7:49 PM

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that as bees move from flower to flower they are gathering more and more of these toxic chemicals.  Their little immune systems can't handle it and this weakness makes them more vulnerable to all sorts of viruses and illness. Beyond this, we humans eat the honey they work so hard to make.  Connecting the dots: could it be that the same pesticides sprayed on the food and crops we eat be a cause for the massive obesity, diabetes, ADHD, alzheimers epidemic also?

 

Heidi Moreno's curator insight, January 3, 9:50 PM

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that as bees move from flower to flower they are gathering more and more of these toxic chemicals.  Their little immune systems can't handle it and this weakness makes them more vulnerable to all sorts of viruses and illness. Beyond this, we humans eat the honey they work so hard to make.  Connecting the dots: could it be that the same pesticides sprayed on the food and crops we eat be a cause for the massive obesity, diabetes, ADHD, alzheimers epidemic also?

 

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Executive Summary | EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides | Environmental Working Group | EWG.org

Find out what to buy organic – and why - with EWG’s 2011 Shopper\’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. We rank 53 popular fruits and vegetables based on their total pesticide loads.
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David Rowing's comment, March 31, 2012 9:54 AM
With thanks to Linda Jennings.
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Pesticides hit queen bee numbers

Pesticides hit queen bee numbers | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
Some of the world's most commonly used pesticides are killing bees by damaging their ability to navigate and reducing numbers of queens, research suggests.
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Gina Stepp's comment, March 30, 2012 1:14 AM
Need those bees!!