Kids and Sugar, Avoiding Pesticides and Toxic Teflon

Kids and Sugar, Avoiding Pesticides and Toxic Teflon

Friday, January 6, 2017

EWG’s research on the serious sugar problem in many kids’ cereals, published between 2011 and 2014, received renewed attention this week in the media. Other widely covered EWG projects included our Shopper’s Guide to PesticidesTM, and our consumer advice on how to avoid PFCs – highly toxic chemicals used in the manufacture of older nonstick cooking products.

http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2017/01/ewg-news-roundup-16-kids-and-sugar-avoiding-pesticides-and-toxic-teflon

 

Continuing Neglect of Soil Threatens Productive Agriculture Lands in Hawai`i

Continuing Neglect of Soil Threatens Productive Agriculture Lands in Hawai`i

“In most of the sugar lands the topsoil is gone, the nutrients are gone, and the soil life is gone,” says Burt Smith, a soil scientist based in Waimea, Hawai`i, who has studied the impacts of Hawai`i agriculture on soils for some 20 years. “In some areas below the fields, there are rich accumulations of soil, but in most areas, it is on the ocean bottom.”

The degree of loss “borders on the criminal,” Smith said in a recent interview with Environment Hawai`i.

http://www.environment-hawaii.org/?p=3363