Fighting Back: Six States Sue The EPA Over Its Approval Of Pesticide Linked To Brain Damage

By Alexandra Jacobo, Nationofchange.org -

Last month the EPA announced that despite urging from the scientific community, it will not ban the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos. Now six states are fighting back against the decision. [...]

When Will We Start Applying The Precautionary Principle To Chemicals Killing Our Kids?

By Katherine Paul, Organic Consumers. -

The first car my parents carted me and my siblings around in, in the 1950s, didn’t have seatbelts. Not one of us was ever strapped into a car seat. No kid I knew donned a helmet before hopping on [...]

The Politics Of Pesticides: Monsanto Under Fire

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

Through a series of mergers, pesticide companies are consolidating, taking over seed companies and pushing genetically-engineered foods. Companies such as Monsanto, now merged with Bayer, and Dow [...]

Bees Face Another Lethal Threat In Dicamba

By Liza Gross, Reveal News. -

While soybean farmers watched the drift-prone weed killer dicamba ravage millions of acres of crops over the last two years, Arkansas beekeeper Richard Coy noticed a parallel disaster unfolding [...]

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 [...]

‘Natural’ Settlements Good For Consumers—But Ridding The Food Supply Of Pesticides Would Be Better

By Katherine Paul, Organicconsumers.org -

According to the joint statement we issued with our co-plaintiffs, Beyond Pesticides and Moms Across America: At a time specified by the agreement, packaging for General Mills Nature Valley [...]

Court Bans Harmful Pesticide That Trump EPA Tried To Keep On The Market

By Whitney Webb, Mintpressnews.com -

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban the harmful pesticide chlorpyrifos within 60 days. The court’s ruling is being seen as a major [...]

Hawaii Could Become The First State To Ban Chlorpyrifos

By Will Caron, Hawaiiindependent.net -

A bill that would put in place several different regulations on industrial agricultural restricted pesticide use has passed it’s biggest hurdle on the way to becoming a groundbreaking law. [...]

The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News For The Planet

By Ellen Brown, Ellenbrown.com -

Two new studies from Europe have found that the number of farm birds in France has crashed by a third in just 15 years, with some species being almost eradicated. The collapse in the bird [...]

Monsanto Says Its Pesticides Are Safe. Now, A Court Wants To See The Proof

By Carey Gillam, Theguardian.com -

On Monday, a federal court hearing in San Francisco will turn a public spotlight on to the science surrounding the safety of one of the world’s most widely used pesticides, a weedkilling chemical [...]

Top Scientist: Widespread Pesticide Use Is Not Safe

By Damian Carrington, www.theguardian.com -

By Damian Carrington for The Guardian - The assumption by regulators around the world that it is safe to use pesticides at industrial scales across landscapes is false, according to a chief [...]

Dow’s Dastardly Deeds

By Staff, www.organicconsumers.org -

By Staff of Organic Consumers Association - With Monsanto looking to be acquired by Germany-based Bayer, is Dow Chemical taking over Monsanto’s role of chief influence-buyer in Washington, D.C.? [...]

France Bans Pesticides In Public Green Spaces

By Staff, www.ap.org -

By Staff for Associated Press. Pesticides will be banned in all public green spaces from Sunday while non-professional gardeners will no longer be able to buy pesticides over the counter. The [...]

Gov Says Popular Pesticide Doesn’t Cause Cancer. Here’s The Problem

By Tom Philpott, www.motherjones.com -

By Tom Philpott for Mother Jones - Back in 1996, seed and chemical giant Monsanto introduced crops engineered to withstand a weed killer called glyphosate (brand name: Roundup). Soon after, [...]

Victory!! Pesticide Contamination Prohibited From Organic Production

By Staff, www.centerforfoodsafety.org -

By Staff of Center for Food Safety - SAN FRANCISCO— Synthetic pesticides are once again prohibited in compost used for organic production, thanks to a federal court in the Northern District of [...]

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