Pesticides and Herbicides

Pesticides & Herbicides & Fertilizers

Information everyone should know about pesticides and herbicides.

Please pass the link to this page onto others whether they are gardeners or not.  Pesticides and herbicides are not only used in our yards but on the yards of neighbors, public property, and of course our food.

I will add new links as I find them.

If you have no other reason for avoiding synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers keep in mind that most synthetics (including these) are made from petroleum products.  If you want to reduce the amount of petroleum used this would be the perfect way.

Benefits of Organically Grown Food


Monsanto Weed Killer Roundup Faces New Doubts on Safety in Unsealed Documents

Guess Who’s Ghostwriting Monsanto’s Safety Reviews

Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases II: Celiac sprue and gluten intolerance

Roundup: The Usual Suspect

Studies Link Monsanto’s Glyphosate to Ocean Death

Misgivings About Roundup – Soil Damage

Health Problems Linked to Monsanto’s Roundup

New Study: Huge Increase in U.S. Chronic Diseases Linked to Glyphosate Herbicides

Autism and Glyphosate

New Research Fuels Roundup Weedkiller Toxicity Concerns

Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide May Be Most Important Factor in Development of Autism and Other Chronic Disease

Roundup Herbicide Linked To Overgrowth of Deadly Bacteria

Round-Up and DNA

Problems with glyphosate (active ingredient in Round-Up, etc.)

Glyphosate Concerns

Glyphosate Benefits Harmful Soil Fungi

More on Glyphosate

Health Outcomes of Ingesting Roundup and GMO Roundup Resistant Corn

2, 4-d

What is wrong with 2,4-D?


Herbicides Hurting Hooves

Study: Roundup and other pesticides directly linked to Parkinson’s, neurodegenerative disorders

Do Pesticides Affect Our Children?

Protect Your Child From These 5 Pesticide Threats

Superweeds, Superpests: The Legacy of Pesticides

Why Science Can’t Prove A Pesticide Is Safe

Millions Against Monsanto Campaign 2011

Study links pesticides to childhood illnesses

Herbicide May Make Plants Need More Water and Nutrients

Corporations Accused of Human Rights Abuses for Promoting Dangerous Pesticides

Middle School Children Poisoned by Pesticide Spraying

Herbicide Creates Killer Compost

Pesticides 101

Seeds That Poison

Herbicide resistance in weeds

Bees Try To Protect Themselves From Pesticides

Genetically Modified Foods

Institute for Responsible Technology

Reuters article

The Future of Food

The World According to Monsanto

The Center for Food Safety

Seeds of Deception

Lawn Chemicals

 A Chemical Reaction

 Dr. Oz on Oprah  – lawn chemicals related to aging

Updated information about lawn care 

Lawn Care

2,4-D Lawn Herbicide Ingredient

Lawn Pesticides – An Unacceptable Risk

Toxic Weed Killer

Lawn Herbicides in House Dust


Parental Pesticide Exposure Linked to Childhood Cancer

Pesticides and Children – ADHD

More About ADHD and Pesticides

Children’s Exposure to Pesticides

Pesticide Illness

Pesticide Responsible for Bee Colony Collapse?

Pesticides and Parkinson’s

More Parkinson’s Info

Dangers of Slug and Snail baits

More about Slug and Snail baits

Health Effects of Pesticide Exposure

Pesticide Organizations

Pesticide Action Network

Beyond Pesticides

Pesticide Database – search for info about specific pesticides

Getting Reliable Information

The Perils of Pesticide Use

Benefits of Growing Organically

Synthetic Fertilizers

How Fertilizers Harm Earth More Than Help Your Lawn

Agriculture’s Chemical Dependence

Petrochemicals in Everyday Products

Synthetic vs Organic fertilizers

Organically grown produce is healthier

Dangers of over fertilizing

Dangers of synthetic fertilizers

More About Synthetic Fertilizers

Nutrient depletion of soils 

Damage of synthetic fertilizers on soils and health

Alternatives to Synthetic Pesticides – What To Do Instead