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.
"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."
“Plaintiff’s injuries, like those striking thousands of similarly situated victims across the country, were foreseeable and avoidable.”
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.
Neonicotinoids are harming more than bees.
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...
Pointing to the deaths of more than half a billion bees in Brazil over a period of just four months, beekeepers, experts,...
"Yet another example of the Trump administration systematically undermining federal research on food safety, farm productivity, and the public interest writ large."
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.