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The Pesticides on Your Produce Aren't Safe


In 1962 Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, an exposé of the long-term health and environmental damage caused by chemical pesticides. Since then, pesticides have been regulated to a greater or lesser degree, and government bodies like the Environmental Protection Agency in the US have been created to oversee implementation. Yet despite this progress, much of what Carson wrote then still applies.

The most notorious pesticides sprayed in the 1960s may no longer be in use, but in many cases they have simply been replaced with others. Although the names and properties have changed, pesticides are still very much with us.

Glyphosate, for example, is one of the…

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