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 [...]

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 [...]

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