Bayer On The Edge As Jury Awards $265 M To US Peach Farmer Over Illegal Dicamba Drift

By Staff, Sustainablepulse.com -

A jury on Saturday awarded US$ 250 million in punitive damages to a southeastern Missouri peach farmer who argued that weedkiller dicamba that had drifted onto his orchards from other farms had [...]

OPCW Investigator Testifies At UN That No Chemical Attack Took Place In Douma, Syria

By Ben Norton, Thegrayzone.com -

A former lead investigator from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has spoken out at the United Nations, stating in no uncertain terms that the scientific evidence [...]

U.S. Drinking Water Widely Contaminated With ‘Forever Chemicals’: Environment Watchdog

By Staff, Reuters.com -

WASHINGTON - The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made "forever chemicals" is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New [...]

What Are We Doing To Ourselves? 84,000 Chemicals, And Only 1% Have Been Tested

By Reynard Loki, Alternet.org -

There are around 84,000 chemicals on the market, and we come into contact with many of them every single day. And if that isn't enough to cause concern, the shocking fact is that only about 1 [...]

US Allows Poisons In Food Not Allowed In The UK

By Freya Drohan, Dailymail.co.uk -

A 'food activist' has called out the discrepancies in ingredient listings on the same packaged products when they are sold in the U.S. versus the U.K. Vani Hari, who goes by the moniker The Food [...]

Los Angeles County Sues Monsanto Over Chemical Contamination

By Andrew Emett, Nationofchange.org -

According to the lawsuit, Monsanto had been aware that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were harmful but concealed the data for years while polluting the water. Los Angeles County recently filed [...]

Judge In Monsanto Roundup Trial Is Already Hindering Testimony

By Robert Howard, Truthout.org -

Anyone concerned about probable carcinogens in the environment needs to keep an eye on the trial of Edward Hardeman v. Monsanto Company, which begins on February 25, in the Federal District Court [...]

Popular Brands Of Beer And Wine Found To Contain Glyphosate Weedkiller

By Staff, Sustainablepulse.com -

Many brands of beer and wine sold in the U.S. contain the weedkiller glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, according to a new report by CALPIRG Education Fund. In their new [...]

US Silent When Syrian Rebels Use Pepper Chemical Weapons

By Whitney Webb, Mintpressnews.com -

ALEPPO, SYRIA — On Saturday evening, a barrage of mortars filled with chemical weapons was launched into Syrian government-controlled territory in the Aleppo province by “rebels” linked to al [...]

Glyphosate Found In Human Hair As Unique Testing Project Releases First Results

By Staff, Sustainablepulse.com -

The Kudzu Science mass spectrometry gold standard method used for testing glyphosate, AMPA and glufosinate is fully validated, which gives these results even more significance. The Detox Project [...]

Years After EPA Cited Health Risks From Chemical Plant, Is Enough Being Done To Protect Its Louisiana Neighbors?

By Julie Dermansky, Desmogblog.com -

What should be done about a chemical plant in Louisiana’s St. John the Baptist Parish that releases chloroprene — a chemical so toxic that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined [...]

How Agro-Chemical Giant Monsanto Been Destroying Environment, Human Lives For Decades

By Manmeet Sahni, Telesurtv.net -

In 1995, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, listed Monsanto among the top 5 lethal corporations dumping toxic waste, as it was recorded dumping nearly 37 million tons of [...]

In ToxicDocs.org, A Treasure Trove Of Industry Secrets

By Tik Root, Undark.org -

Philip Scranton, a historian at Rutgers University, had taken aim at their book“Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution” — and at Markowitz in particular. Scranton accused [...]

U.S. Air Force Is Spraying 6 Million Acres With Chemicals In Response To Harvey

By Whitney Webb, www.blog.ucsusa.org -

By Whitney Webb for Eco Watch - While the Pentagon has framed its efforts to "assist" as seeking to eliminate a potential human health risk, the particular chemical it is using to control insect [...]

Texas Republicans Helped Chemical Plant That Exploded Lobby Against Safety Rules

By David Sirota, www.ibtimes.com -

By David Sirota, Alex Kotch, Jay Cassano, and Josh Keefe for IBT - The French company that says its Houston-area chemical plant is spewing "noxious" smoke — and may explode — successfully pressed [...]

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