Sunday, September 22, 2019

Tag: pesticides

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.

‘Industry front group’ claims to promote public health while fighting chemical...

"Policy makers, international bodies, and the medical and research communities, should approach ILSI's work with caution, viewing it as industry funded and influenced."

Los Angeles County sues Monsanto over chemical contamination

According to the lawsuit, Monsanto had been aware that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were harmful but concealed the data for years while polluting the water.

Federal court rules EPA must make final decision on potential ban...

"We'll find out in three months if the Trump EPA remains under the tight control of the chemical agriculture industry, or if Administrator Wheeler will finally take his job seriously and ban this brain-damaging pesticide."

Monsanto ordered to pay $80M after causing man’s cancer

The jury found Monsanto guilty of negligence and failing to adequately warn consumers of Roundup weed killer’s cancer risks.

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Open letter to congress: Why the Hong Kong human rights and democracy act of...

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