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 [...]

Bayer And Monsanto: A Marriage Made In Hell

By Martha Rosenberg and Ronnie Cummins, www.organicconsumers.org -

By Martha Rosenberg and Ronnie Cummins for Organic Consumers Association - The two multinationals that teamed up during the Vietnam War to poison millions of people with its Agent Orange [...]

Children Near Farms Pay Steep Price For Food We Eat

By Elizabeth Grossman, www.civileats.com -

By Elizabeth Grossman for Civil Eats. The report out today from Pesticide Action Network (PAN) found that children in rural and agriculture communities across the United States are effectively [...]

From Farm To Table: Protecting Farmworkers From Pesticides

By Kari Birdseye, www.earthjustice.org -

By Kari Birdseye for Earthjustice - At first, the sticky drops raining down were a welcome reprieve from a long, hot day spent uprooting weeds on a Minnesota farm. "I remember thinking, 'This is [...]

Doctors Warn Monsanto Larvicide Is Behind Birth Defects

By Staff, www.mintpressnews.com -

By Mint Press News Desk. RIO GRANDE DO SUL, Brazil — Doctors’ groups from Brazil and Argentina warn that it may be a larvicide used to kill mosquitos — not the Zika virus — that’s behind a sudden [...]

Bee Keepers Sue Over EPA Study On Pesticides

By Claire Bernish, www.theantimedia.org -

By Claire Bernish for Antimedia - United States - A new study by the Environmental Protection Agency has found evidence through a study that backs what activists and environmentalists have [...]

Organic Farmers Score Victory In ‘David And Goliath’ GMO Fight

By Nadia Prupis, www.commondreams.org -

By Nadia Prupis for Common Dreams - Jackson County, Oregon wins new protections against cultivation of genetically engineered crops. Organic farmers are racking up new victories in the fight [...]

‘No-Grow Zone’: Israel Admits Spraying Poisons Inside Gaza Strip

By Staff, www.sputniknews.com -

By Staff of Sputnik - The Israeli Army has admitted that they used crop-dusters to kill hundreds of acres of Palestinian crops, claiming that it was to “enable security operations.” Palestinian [...]

EPA Bans Highly Toxic GMO Pesticide

By Ocean Robbins, www.foodrevolution.org -

By Ocean Robbins for the Food Revolution Network. In phenomenal and ground-breaking news, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just announced that it is revoking the registration of [...]

Hawaii’s Spike In Birth Defects Puts Focus On GM Crops

By Christopher Pala, www.theguardian.com -

By Christopher Pala in The Guardian - In Kauai, chemical companies Dow, BASF, Syngenta and DuPont spray 17 times more pesticide per acre (mostly herbicides, along with insecticides and [...]

Trade Agreement Seeks To Increase Pesticide Use

By Center for International Environmental Law, www.ciel.org -

A new analysis exposes how the American and European pesticide industry is using ongoing EU-US trade negotiations to lower human health and environmental standards in order to increase trade in [...]

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