pesticides http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Department Of Agriculture Warns Of Pesticide Telemarketing Scam http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-department-agriculture-warns-pesticide-telemarketing-scam <p>The Missouri Department of Agriculture is warning consumers about a pesticide telemarketing scam.</p><p>Farmers, gardeners and others have received phone calls from salespeople claiming to offer high quality herbicides at below market prices.</p><p>The products have turned out <u>not</u> to be properly registered or labeled.</p><p>An agriculture department spokesperson declined to say what exactly was in the purchased products, what company ― or companies ― are involved in the scam, or whether the fraud extends to other states.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:41:56 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 29947 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Department Of Agriculture Warns Of Pesticide Telemarketing Scam Why Organic Food May Not Be Healthier For You http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-organic-food-may-not-be-healthier-you Yes, organics is a $29 billion <a href="http://www.organicnewsroom.com/2011/04/us_organic_industry_valued_at.html">industry</a> and still growing. Something is pulling us toward those organic veggies that are grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.<p>But if you're thinking that organic produce will help you stay healthier, a new finding may come as a surprise. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 14:27:20 +0000 Allison Aubrey & Dan Charles 4483 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why Organic Food May Not Be Healthier For You Mosquitoes in St. Louis Co. test positive for West Nile Virus http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mosquitoes-st-louis-co-test-positive-west-nile-virus <p>The Saint Louis County Health Department has found the first mosquitoes of the season carrying West Nile Virus.</p><p>Mosquitoes testing positive for the virus have been found in St. Louis Co. communities including Clayton, Florissant, Hanley Hills, Lemay, Manchester, Mehlville, Richmond Heights.</p><p>No human cases have been reported.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 15:15:46 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1488 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mosquitoes in St. Louis Co. test positive for West Nile Virus