Thursday, October 22, 2020

Tag: pesticides

GMO crops, bee-killing insecticides to be banned on Boulder County-owned land

“Let’s acknowledge: This is not an easy issue; it‘s not a simple one.”

Shell, Dow hid cancer-causing chemical in pesticides, contaminating drinking water for...

“Shell and Dow put greed for profits ahead of the health of the people who bought and used their products.”

Popular farm pesticide found in drinking water

Though the study was exclusive to Iowa, it could have far-reaching effects on the entire U.S.

Pesticides cause ‘catastrophic’ harm to people and planet, UN report says

“The overuse of pesticides has crippled agricultural ecosystems by helping to spur pest infestations.”

Missouri’s largest peach farmer sues Monsanto for losses from illegal herbicide...

"We can't spray our way out of this problem. We need to get off the pesticide treadmill."

Court fails to protect bees from toxic pesticides

"The broader implications of this decision drive the nails in the bee industry's coffin."

Local governments can prohibit GE crops, says U.S. court of appeals

In granting its decision the court recognized potential harm to farmers and environment from the widespread planting of GE crops

EPA approval of Monsanto’s dicamba will ‘massively increase use of toxic...

The Center for Biological Diversity said the new EPA decision will open the door for dicamba use to jump from less than 1 million pounds to more than 25 million annually.

Toxic Economy: Common Chemicals Cost US Billions Every Year

Researchers estimate the United States economy takes a $340 billion hit annually as endocrine-disrupting compounds lower IQs, increase behavior problems and exacerbate health woes like obesity and diabetes.

Zika Pesticide Spraying is Killing Millions of Honeybees

An aerial pesticide being sprayed throughout South Carolina county to help prevent Zika has resulted in the tragic death of millions of honeybees.

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“But I didn’t know!”

A second Trump presidency will unleash extremists' to target specific politicians and activists, just as any terrorist regime does.

Cooperation Jackson’s food sovereignty initiatives help with sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community...

“It’s a beautiful thing to be able to feed your community, especially in a food desert.”

US suffered almost 300,000 excess deaths during coronavirus pandemic, CDC reports

They found that excess deaths have occurred every week in the U.S. since March, peaking in the weeks ending April 11 and August 8.

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

The US spends more than $80 billion a year incarcerating 2.3 million people

"With movements calling for defunding and divesting, people are finally talking about spending and raising the heat on the thousands of corporations that profit off the millions of people we lock up."