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They Are Biocides, Not Pesticides -- And They Are Creating an Ecocide

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.04.2016 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

Let's not refer to pesticides, whether they are insecticides, herbicides or fungicides, by anything but their real name: biocides. Words do matter. What is the word that would encompass the result of our using nearly a billion pounds of biocides each year? I would suggest it is nothing short of ecocide.

Growing Green Awards: Winners Produce Food that Nourishes People and the Planet

Frances Beinecke | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Today, NRDC announces the winners of the 2012 Growing Green Awards. These awards celebrate the farmers, business owners, and bold thinkers who are transforming America's food system.

Chemical Marketplace: The Fine Print on a Common Pesticide, Writ Large

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok.More than 80,000 chemicals are produced, used, and present in the United States. This is one of their stories. Do you we...

Orange Juice Shows Us the Toxic Side of International Trade

Dr. Gary Ginsberg | Posted 03.20.2012 | Green
Dr. Gary Ginsberg

The U.S. has identified safer ways to limit mold growth on citrus in Florida and California. The U.S. should demand the same from our overseas suppliers.

Recommended Continental Breakfast: Eggs Over Easy, Hold the Dioxin

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The FDA doesn't recommend avoiding any particular food to limit dioxin exposure other than its generally recommended diet. Of course there's the option of going vegan, the diet found to have the lowest exposure to dioxins.

The Chemical Marketplace: Triclosan

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

I was reading my toothpaste tube the other day, and noticed something I hadn't expected in the list of "active ingredients:" the antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal chemical triclosan.

Oh That Chemical Feeling

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Congress is (finally) looking into the persistent and growing problem of persistent and bioaccumulating pollutants. Last week a Senate subcommittee he...