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Pesticide Investigation Series2018-04-23T19:34:18+10:00

Pesticide Investigation Series

1012, 2018

Soil remediation after glyphosate devastation

By |December 10th, 2018|Categories: Pesticide Investigation Series|0 Comments

This is a 2019 update of an our article demonstrating simple soil remediation strategies and techniques after heavy applications of weed killer (glyphosate) in a residential backyard. Growing Health Food - but wait... after moving in to a house in 2016, I soon realised that the entire garden bed had been sprayed with weed killer. Everything was dead and a quick call to the real estate agent and a confirmation chat with their handy man revealed that indeed Roundup (Glyphosate) was heavily sprayed so as to avoid manual weed pulling. Here is the unfolding of the story in pictures...

2304, 2018

Problems with Pesticides – a Toxno slideshow

By |April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Pesticide Investigation Series|0 Comments

Pesticides kill. That’s why we created them. Little combat chemical molecules that wage war on plants, worms, insects, rats or bugs. How is increasing human exposure to pesticides affecting health (especially children and future generations)? Are current models of pesticide use and production conducive for sustained food production? Is the all-important rich biodiversity of soil microbial life being decimated? Are regulations that are designed to protect us from harmful toxic chemical exposures adequate? Are current toxicology risk assessment models out of date in the current climate of multiple chemical exposures? Most importantly – what can we do as individuals and a community.

Image Credits

IMAGES:

Irises, by Vincent van Gogh. Oil on canvas, 74.3 × 94.3 cm, created in May 1889 in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France.
In a Roman Osteria Painting by Carl Bloch in 1866 From WikiMedia
Wheatfield under Thunderclouds Auvers-sur-Oise, July 1890 Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890)
The Potato Eaters Nuenen, April – May 1885 Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890)
Young Peasant Girl with a Hoe 1882 Jules Breton (1827 – 1906)
Winter Scene with the Sun Setting Behind Trees, Louis Apol, 1880 – 1930
Wheatfield with a Reaper Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, September 1889 Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890)
Tulip Fields near The Hague 1886 Claude Monet (1840 – 1926)
The Harvest Arles, June 1888 Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890)
Peasant Family at the Table 1882 Jozef Israëls (1824 – 1911)
Haymaking, Éragny – Camille Pissarro, 1887

We are drawing upon images from the Master Artist Painters during our Pesticide Investigation Series. This is to help counteract the sometimes infuriating, often disturbing and at times downright depressing nature of the situation we currently find ourselves in regarding pesticide use on the planet.

These artists in their lives have witnessed the majestic beauty of the natural world and its inhabitants. They looked deeply into the colours, textures, and life around them and in so doing left these gifts for us today. Their legacy serves as a baton for us to take hold of and to make the best of our world and not contaminate it for our children and those to come.

Each article has it’s own image credits

Please note that the Museums that host these artworks and supply these images do not in any way endorse or sponsor the work and content at Toxno.