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Pesticides/Herbicides/Fungicides... The traditional knowledge popularized since WWII has been that you can't live without 'em. Used in all areas of agricultural production, treatment with strong and largely experimental chemicals has been status quo. Nowadays we're beginning to realize you can't live [a full, healthy, or responsible life] with 'em.  Image Courtesy: Ethicalwine.com A recent study by the EXCELL Laboratory in Bordeaux has found pesticides or fungicides in 90% of 2009 and 2010 wines tested. Ranging from a single type of chemical compound to up to nine unique chemicals, there is damning evidence of mismanagement in the vineyard.  "Vineyards represent just 3%...

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fruit flies, health, organic, pesticides, research, Ria Chhabra -

A load of new research from an unlikely source has captured the interest of scientists and health nuts around the world. Ria Chhabra, a 16 year old Sophomore Student from Texas, has been working under an SMU Professor for the past three years on what was originally a science fair project. The project studies the lives of fruit flies who live entirely on either conventional or organic diets and the results are startling.  "By nearly every measure, including fertility, stress resistance and longevity, flies that fed on organic bananas and potatoes fared better than those who dined on conventionally raised produce."...

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