Golf and the Environment

Golf and the Environment

American golf courses hold themselves to a high standard, when it comes to maintaining the thick perfectly manicured and weed free turf on greens and fairways. To attain this standard golf course managers rely on a toxic assortment of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and other chemicals. These practices have been linked to numerous diseases in humans including cancer, as well as damage …

Organic Fertilizer Gaining Ground In Arkansas

It’s official, Natural State Horticare is now treating over 900,000 square feet of this beautiful state with 100% Organic and Sustainably produced Fertilizer / Weed Control. Just think, that is 900,000 sq. ft. of area not being doused in harmful pesticides and herbicides! I’m proud of my home state but lets not stop there. Claim your spot in our schedule …

Children’s Health and Pesticides

Children face unique hazards from pesticide exposure. They take in more pesticides relative to their body weight than adults in the food they eat and air they breathe. Their developing organ systems often make them more sensitive to toxic exposure. The U.S. EPA, National Academy of Sciences, and American Public Health Association, among others, have voiced concerns about the danger …

Don’t Listen to Hippies? Listen to Science.

Testimony in Support of the Child Safe Playing Fields Act   We are pediatricians and specialists in pediatric environmental health. We are part of the Children’s Environmental Health Center based in Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. The mission of the Children’s Environmental Health Center is to educate health care providers and others about the scientific and medical …

Natural State Gardening: Why Organic? (And Why Local?) Part II: Eating

Debate continues about organic versus conventional agriculture. Which one is safer, more nutritious, better for the environment, and best able to feed the world? Also, how does local food fit into this equation? Due to the many facets of this topic, I have divided this topic into two posts: the “Growing” aspect and the “Eating” aspect. This is Part II, …