Neonicotonoids Found in Rivers Around the Great Lakes

  A recent study found controversial neonicotinoid insecticides in tributaries of the Great Lakes system. Neonicotinoids are the most heavily used insecticides on the planet-designed to attack the nervous systems of insects and protect crops from damage. They are also used by non-farmers in garden and landscaping sprays and products. Once thought to be relatively innocuous to wildlife higher up the food chain, scientists are increasingly reporting toxic effects. Neonicotinoids are … [Read more...]

New Report Exposes Deceptive Marketing in the $9 Billion-Dollar Snack Bar Industry

  A new report by the Cornucopia Institute exposes misleading marketing practices by food industry giants that market unhealthy snack and energy bars as wholesome and nutritious. The report further exposes leading natural/organic brands for including cheap, conventional ingredients instead of creating nutritive products that qualify for the USDA organic label. The report, and an accompanying scorecard details how snack bar quality varies widely among brands, even among the many … [Read more...]