In the News, Feb 16, 2019

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This is a podcast which picks up a few interesting things that have appeared in the news in recent weeks. In this episode we have something from health and the environment.

In health, we discover that eating organic food can lead to a reduction of pesticides in our bodies.

You can find out more about this here.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/15/what-the-pesticides-in-our-urine-tell-us-about-organic-food

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013935119300246

And in the environment, we see that pesticides, among other things, are causing mass extinctions in insects. This could lead to devastating consequences for humans. Without insects, it is very likely that we humans would also become extinct in a very short time.

You can learn more about this very concerning situation here:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320718313636

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/10/plummeting-insect-numbers-threaten-collapse-of-nature

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