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Wonder Weed

Hemp, the no-buzz industrial variety of cannabis, is cleaning nuclear radiation, cadmium, lead and mercury from toxic sites.

Flower Power

British farmers are planting wildflowers to understand if the presence of pest-eating insects can make their use of pesticide a last rather than first resort.

Mold Gold

Instead of burning fallen tree leaves or carting them to the landfill, we can use them as mulch to enrich the soil and discourage pests.

Protecting Pollinators

After losing 60 percent of its beehives last year, Maryland has become the first state to pass a law severely restricting pesticide use.

High Harvest

Huge indoor farms relying on vertically stacked trays are producing 100 times more food per square foot than traditional methods while using 99 percent less water and 40 percent less power.

Fungus Among Us

A chemical-free mushroom-based pesticide could safely target and control more than 200,000 species of agricultural pests.

Fragrant Fix

A Canadian firm has developed a safe scent-based product that confuses the mating pattern of specifically targeted destructive insects while leaving helpful insects alone.

Soil Savers

Our food supply depends on the quality of our topsoil, and with strategies as simple as a rain garden and paving stones, we can start to protect it right at home.

Bee Aware

Lowe’s Home Improvement says it will phase out sales of neonicotinoid pesticides, a leading factor in the disastrous global bee decline.

Raised Right

We can honor our mother—and respectfully bow to future generations—by giving flowers that are homegrown or purchased pesticide-free.
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