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Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

August 31, 2020 – By Kate S. Petersen, Environmental Health News – Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies. More links Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

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High Levels of Bayer’s Weedkiller Found in Hummus, Chickpeas

July 14, 2020 – Environmental Working Group – Independent laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found glyphosate, the notorious weedkiller linked to cancer, in more than 80 percent of non-organic hummus and chickpeas samples, and detected at far lower levels in several organic versions. More links High Levels of Bayer’s Weedkiller Found in

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Revealed: Monsanto predicted crop system would damage US farms

March 30, 2020 – By Carey Gillam, The Guardian – The US agriculture giant Monsanto and the German chemical giant BASF were aware for years that their plan to introduce a new agricultural seed and chemical system would probably lead to damage on many US farms, internal documents seen by the Guardian show. More links

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