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Old 07-17-2009, 03:59 PM   #1
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What’s On My Food? :: Pesticides On Food

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…on our food, even after washing;
…in our bodies, for years;
…& in our environment, traveling many miles on wind, water and dust.

What’s On My Food? is a searchable database designed to make the public problem of pesticide exposure visible and more understandable.
How does this tool work? We link pesticide food residue data with the toxicology for each chemical, making this information easily searchable for the first time.pesticides are a public health problem requiring public engagement to solve.
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Thanks for the link, Hazel.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:23 PM   #4
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Atrazine. Why hasn't that been banned yet?
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Study: Atrazine harms estuary food web | Oakland Tribune | Find Articles at BNET

Why? Someone is asleep at the switch. (Or texting!)

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Oakland Tribune, Jan 27, 2007 by Douglas Fischer
The herbicide Atrazine, banned in Europe, has the potential to knock the bottom out of the food chain at concentrations found in U.S. streams and waterways, a team of government researchers has found.
Atrazine is the most widespread herbicide sold in the United States. It works by blocking plants' ability to photosynthesize. But it appears that power is not limited to weeds in corn fields.
Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have found that Atrazine also stops photosynthesis in the phytoplankton making up the base of the food chain in estuaries and other waterways. Their findings were published in the journal Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology this month.
The work was done in a laboratory, and thus may not translate directly to the environment, cautioned Marie DLorenzo, a NOAA scientist and study co-author. But Atrazine concentrations causing harm in the lab approach those found at peak seasons in estuaries, she said.
The work offers further support for an alarm first raised by University of California, Berkeley, professor Tyrone Hayes, who found Atrazine-laced runoff hammers the male reproductive system in frogs living in those waters.
Europe, using Hayes' findings, banned the chemical last year. U.S. regulators, looking at the same information, have called for more study.
"We can take immediate action if we find that it poses a risk," U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman Enesta Jones said Friday. "And that's just not the case with Atrazine."
Officials with Switzerland-based Syngenta, maker of Atrazine, could not be reached by deadline Friday.
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Follow the money...
Atrazine, Syngenta > Atrazine
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