Endocrine disruptor or flying trash compactor? Hi all, Diego here for FrogTV, and I’m having a little trouble with this tongue twister. Triball helps me answer the question of, “What does this steaming plate of food have to do with mutant frogs?” A lot, it seems, with evidence indicating the common weed killer atrazine, used on corn fields, creates freaky changes in male frogs.

Exhibit A: Eggs in testes.

You read that right. Now see it.

Learn more:

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2416349/atrazine_syngentas_herbicide_doesnt_just_poison_frogs_it_could_give_you_cancer.html

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/science/03/01/pesticide.study.frogs/index.html?iref=allsearch

http://frogsaregreen.com/2508/atrazine-turning-frog-princes-into-frog-princesses/

What to do, oh what to do? Sure, the problems can seem so big that it feels like there’s nothing we can do. But if a little three-eyed frog can stand up to make a difference, then so can you. Go here to find some simple things you can do to spread the word.