Monday, August 10, 2020

Tag: pesticides

New legislation to ban toxic pesticides helps protect children’s health

“The federal pesticide policy is in urgent need of reform.”

EPA thumbs nose at court order, says farmers can still use...

The move by the EPA amounts to a generous gift to BASF, Bayer and Corteva Agrisciences whose dicamba herbicides were deemed by the court to have been approved by the EPA illegally.

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."

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A good news storyline: Trump repudiated, Biden steady but insufficient. Enter systemic reformers.

Biden is no FDR. To expect systemic reform from Biden is naive but to envision him as a stepping stone is good progressive strategy.

It could have been different

And keep in mind, when assessing this world I’m going to leave behind to those I hold near and dear, that Covid-19 is hardly the worst of it. Behind that pandemic is something so much worse.

U.S. Cold War China policy will isolate the U.S, not China

The U.S. must stop pursuing its counterproductive effort to undermine China, and instead work with all our neighbors on this small planet.

Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."
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Video: Restrained detainee begs for life as guards kill him

Neville’s family has filed a civil lawsuit against the county of Forsyth and Wellpath, the medical agency that employs the nurse, for failing to save Neville’s life and negligently causing his death.