Thursday, May 23, 2024

Tag: agriculture

EPA proposes ban on pesticide widely used on fruits and vegetables

In calling for an end to all uses of the pesticide on food, the agency cited evidence that acephate harms workers who apply the chemical as well as the general public and young children.

10 times as much of this toxic pesticide could end up...

Did the chemical industry helped fashion EPA’s testing strategy?

20 percent of common produce carry unhealthy levels of pesticides new...

Of the 59 common produce items evaluated, popular produce like strawberries, green beans and potatoes posed the highest risks.

Expanding Agroforestry Project to help farmers and environment

Eligible farmers will be able to participate in the project, which is funded through the USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities with $60 million of the $3.1 billion in funding going to agroforestry.

Mexico’s stand against GMO corn sparks US trade dispute

Mexico's firm stance on banning genetically modified (GM) corn imports, a policy that has prompted the United States to escalate the matter to a dispute settlement panel under the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Debt forgiveness in the Bronze Age

Whether in the realms of trade or agriculture, the operative principle was that debtors should not lose their economic liberty by being held liable for “acts of God.”

The rising tide of factory farms: A look at the growing...

There has been a 29 percent increase in cattle farms with 5,000 or more cattle since 2012, and a 17 percent increase in the largest chicken farms.

Big Meat’s aggressive campaign at COP28 a strategic push to influence...

The aim is clear: To disseminate a pro-meat message throughout the summit, countering growing environmental concerns.

A major win against factory farming points to a powerful new...

The victory could provide a glimpse of what a policy-focused national movement against the most climate-destructive forms of animal agriculture could look like.

Progressive groups unveil ‘Rural New Deal’ to ‘reverse decades of economic...

"Rebuilding and renewing supportive social and economic connections across rural and urban lines, empowering rural people and communities, moving away from extractive relationships of the past, is the course we must chart together."

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Smotrich proposes financial sanctions and settlement expansion in response to Palestinian state recognition

The far-right minister outlined six immediate steps to target the Palestinian Authority (PA) following the recognition by Spain, Norway, and Ireland.

House Democrats demand Justice Alito’s recusal from Trump cases over ‘ethical nightmare’

The Court’s ethical guidelines emphasize the importance of impartiality and the need for justices to avoid any appearance of political bias.

Trump backtracks on birth control stance amid growing reproductive rights battle

His comments suggested a possible shift towards state-level decision-making on birth control policies.

Activists arrested in Capitol Hill protest urging Biden to cancel student debt and divest...

The Debt Collective’s protest underscores the urgent need for student debt relief and a reevaluation of U.S. military spending.

Toxic gaslighting: How 3M executives convinced a scientist the forever chemicals she found in...

As the EPA now forces the removal of the chemicals from drinking water, Kris Hansen wrestles with the secrets that 3M kept from her and the world.