In this peer-reviewed study, we compared pesticide levels in the bodies of four American families for six days on a non-organic diet and six days on a completely organic diet. We found that an organic diet rapidly and dramatically reduced exposure to pesticides in just one week.
Friends of the Earth and our allies across the country conducted this testing to discover if pesticide residues are present in foods commonly eaten by children and families found at the top four food retailers in the United States: Walmart, Kroger, Costco and Albertsons/Safeway.
Bees across the country are dying off at an alarming rate. Not only will this impact our entire food system, but the delicate ecosystems on which our world depends. The bees need your help
An estimated 200,000 different species of animals around the globe provide pollination services, such as generating food and cover for wildlife, preventing erosion, and keeping waterways clean, all of which are necessary for healthy ecosystems and agriculture.
Beneficial insects can be a big help in fending off unwanted pests, such as aphids, slugs and mealybugs, in gardens and landscapes. These natural predators can prey on the pests devouring your garden and are a long-lasting, natural, non-toxic solution that will further the ecological diversity of your yard.