Some home garden fertilizers contain PFAS

If you buy some kinds of bagged fertilizer for your garden, you might be getting more than you want. The Ecology Center and Sierra Club sampled different fertilizers made from sewage sludge and found PFAS compounds, including some labelled "organic."

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Organic meat contains lower levels of resistant microbes

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Understanding what makes a food ‘organic'

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If you see this number on fruit's sticker, avoid buying it: here's why

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