Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Tag: pesticides

Pesticides are killing off the andean condor

Livestock owners needlessly fear these massive South American birds—and lure them to their deaths with illegal poisons. Extinction countdown is on.

Critics: Trump EPA’s formal assertion glyphosate poses no risk to human...

"The EPA's pesticide office is clearly willing to bend over backwards, including disregarding its own guidelines for evaluating cancer risks, to give the industry what it wants."

Lawsuit accuses Monsanto of causing man’s cancer diagnosis

“Plaintiff’s injuries, like those striking thousands of similarly situated victims across the country, were foreseeable and avoidable.”

There are 2,000 untested chemicals in packaged foods—and it’s legal

A report by the Environmental Working Group reveals that an estimated 2,000 untested chemicals, several of them known or suspected carcinogens, are legally present in conventional packaged foods sold in U.S. supermarkets. But this major public health concern is largely unrecognized by the Food and Drug Administration, which operates under a policy on food additives dating back to 1958.

Common insecticide threatens survival of wild, migrating birds

Neonicotinoids are harming more than bees.

Neonicotinoid pesticides have caused a huge surge in the toxicity of...

Scientists are warning about a second Silent Spring after a new study found that U.S. agriculture is 48 times more toxic to insects than...

Bolsonaro greenlights new pesticides even as advocates mourn half billion dead...

Pointing to the deaths of more than half a billion bees in Brazil over a period of just four months, beekeepers, experts,...

USDA indefinitely suspends honey bee tracking survey as states get approval...

"Yet another example of the Trump administration systematically undermining federal research on food safety, farm productivity, and the public interest writ large."

The uphill battle for communities that ban pesticides

As cities and counties across the U.S. restrict or ban pesticides, many are realizing passing a law is but a battlefield victory in a prolonged war.

US annually uses 388 million pounds of potentially fatal pesticides banned...

Eighty-five pesticides currently in use across the country have been banned or are in the process of being phased out in the three nations, in large part due to their harmful impact on human health or the environment.

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Sander’s monumental mistake: failing to explain exactly what a democratic socialist government is

It’s time that Sanders speaks out, explains what democratic socialism is and reminds Americans that it is a central part of this country, and that’s why he espouses that political ideology.

New study shows Medicare for All will save Americans billions and prevent thousands of...

This study helps quiet several attacks made on Medicare for All from the private healthcare industry.

‘There needs to be accountability,’ says Ocasio-Cortez as documents show DNC involvement with Iowa...

"If this reporting is correct, then there needs to be accountability at the DNC."
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Video reveals mother of 5 starving to death in jail cell

"...since this incident, our employees have received comprehensive training in crisis intervention.”

Former State Dept employee sentenced to 7 years in prison for accepting bribes

“This is a tragedy for you, for your family, for the government."