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Prenatal pesticide exposure linked to changes in teen’s brain activity

August 28, 2019

Organophosphates are among the most commonly used classes of pesticides in the United States, despite mounting evidence linking…
Pheromones Give Nematodes a Boost in Controlling Pests

July 26, 2019

Beneficial nematodes are used as biological control agents to fight a variety of insect pests that severely damage…
Plant probe could help estimate bee exposure to neonicotinoid insecticides

July 18, 2019

Bee populations are declining, and neonicotinoid pesticides continue to be investigated — and in some cases banned —…
Study detects residue of pesticides, antibiotics, and more growth hormone in conventional compared to organic milk

June 28, 2019

In a small study of milk collected from stores across the United States, researchers from Emory University found…
New study shows legacy of DDT in lake ecosystems

June 22, 2019

New findings of a multi-university research team show the pesticide DDT persists in remote lakes at concerning levels…
Verifying ‘organic’ foods

June 7, 2019

Organic foods are increasingly popular — and pricey. Organic fruits and vegetables are grown without synthetic pesticides, and…
Hypertension Found in Children Exposed to Flower Pesticides

May 27, 2019

In a study published in the journal Environmental Research, researchers at University of California San Diego School of…
How Plant Viruses Can Be Used to Ward Off Pests and Keep Plants Healthy

May 22, 2019

Imagine a technology that could target pesticides to treat specific spots deep within the soil, making them more…
No risk of adverse health effects from pesticides in Danish food

May 10, 2019

Pesticide residues in food on the Danish market do not pose a risk of adverse health effects, according…
Bacterial toxin research could improve pesticides and help treat cancer

May 8, 2019

Research into an intricate toxin delivery system found in bacteria could overcome the problem of pesticide resistance in…
New mechanism of action found for agricultural pesticide fludioxonil

March 26, 2019

A fungicide commonly used by the agricultural industry to protect grains, fruit and vegetables from mold damage seems…
Harnessing beneficial bacteria for a sustainable future

March 7, 2019

Finding natural approaches to sustain agriculture and food production is a major global challenge. Synthetic chemical pesticides have…
Study first to show processes determining fate of new RNA pesticides in soils

March 5, 2019

A new generation of pesticides can be used to control pest insects by compromising the bug’s ability to…
Pesticide Exposure Contributes to Faster ALS Progression

March 1, 2019

A new study helps determine the role of pesticides and pollutants during the course of the progressive neurodegenerative…
Nitrogen gets in the fast lane for chemical synthesis

February 18, 2019

Rice University scientists have given organic chemists a boost with their latest discovery of a one-step method to…
Nearly Half the World‘s Insects might go Extinct within Decades if Decisive Action is not Taken

February 12, 2019

Thanks to our current agricultural practices, nearly half of all insect species are in rapid decline and a…
ARS Microscopy Research Helps Unravel the Workings of a Major Honey Bee Pest

February 1, 2019

Research by scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the University of Maryland released today sheds new light —…
Researcher looks to improve water treatment with support from NSF grants

November 27, 2018

Whenever you fill a glass from the tap, the water that comes out is full of hundreds of…
Nine ”new” endocrine disrupting chemicals identified

November 6, 2018

Years of research have shown that a wide range of chemical substances may have endocrine disrupting effects. Authorities…
Marine Mammals Lack Functional Gene to Defend Against Popular Pesticide

August 14, 2018

As marine mammals evolved to make water their primary habitat, they lost the ability to make a protein…
Innovative Approach to Breeding Could Mean Higher Yields and Better Crops

August 13, 2018

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Albany, California, have found a way to streamline the process that scientists…
Serious pest targets popular white-bark birch trees

July 16, 2018

A voracious insect – the bronze birch borer – is picking off beloved birch trees throughout Oregon. Common…
Ospreys Benefit as Contaminants Decrease in Delaware Estuary

July 16, 2018

USGS scientists looked at conditions in 2015 and concluded that contaminant levels do not seem to pose a…
Long term use of some pesticides is killing off dung beetle populations

July 12, 2018

Researchers studied 24 cattle farms across south west England and found that farms that used certain pesticides had…
Study finds 29 pesticides in just a single Devon river

July 5, 2018

Researchers have found 29 different pesticides in a single river in Devon. Tests on four rivers in the…
Scientists discover hybrid swarm in global mega-pest

April 6, 2018

One of the pests, the cotton bollworm, is widespread in Africa, Asia and Europe and causes damage to…
Breakthrough could aid development of bee-friendly pesticides

March 26, 2018

Efforts to create pesticides that are not toxic to bees have been boosted by a scientific breakthrough. A joint…
Colorado potato beetle genome gives insight into major agricultural pest

February 2, 2018

The Colorado potato beetle is notorious for its role in starting the pesticide industry — and for its…
Genetic Changes Help Mosquitoes Survive Pesticide Attacks

January 3, 2018

For decades, chemical pesticides have been the most important way of controlling insects like the Anopheles mosquito species that spreads…
Pesticides and Poor Nutrition Damage Animal Health

December 20, 2017

The combined effects of pesticides and a lack of nutrition form a deadly one-two punch, new research from…
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