CATEGORY: HEALTH, CHEMICALS — 28.FEB.2014
Mercury Toxicity and You —
Mercury toxicity expert Chris Shade explains how humans are exposed to mercury, what it does to us, and how we can avoid it. Topics include organic mercury vs. inorganic mercury vs. elemental mercury; why testing must combine urinalysis and hair analysis; synergistic toxicity between mercury, cadmium, and lead; how the dental lobby stands in the way of sensible mercury regulations; how to get rid of mercury if you have it.
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Original Show Pub Date: 22.Feb.2014
CATEGORY: AGRICULTURE, PESTICIDES, GMOs — 27.FEB.2014
Food Sleuth Radio
2,4-D-Resistant Crops Just the Latest Aspect of Disastrous Agriculture Policy —
The Union of Concerned Scientists reports that herbicide-resistant weeds have reached epidemic proportions, infesting 61 million acres. Doug Gurian-Sherman of UCS discusses genetic engineering, the resulting rise of superweeds, and the risks of newly developed 2,4-D-resistant GMO crops. Gurian-Sherman explains how genetic engineering facilitates industrial agriculture, why corporations have no interest in sustainable farming practices, and why scientists have concerns about GM crops. He advocates agro-ecological practices for true sustainability.
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Original Show Pub Date: 13.Feb.2014
CATEGORY: CORPORATIONS, CHEMICALS — 25.FEB.2014
Silencing the Scientist—Tyrone Hayes on Being Targeted by Herbicide Firm Syngenta —
Scientist Tyrone Hayes discovered that a widely used herbicide called Atrazine may have harmful effects on the endocrine system. But when he tried to publish the results, the chemical's manufacturer launched a campaign to discredit his work and threaten him with physical harm. Newly available court documents from a class action lawsuit against Syngenta show how it sought to smear Hayes' reputation and prevent the US EPA from banning the profitable chemical, which has already been banned by the European Union.
Original Show Pub Date: 21.Feb.2014
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