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New Studies Reveal Fertility Risks for Those Exposed to Herbicides

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New Studies Reveal Fertility Risks for Those Exposed to Herbicides

In 2018, Bayer AG acquired the Monsanto Company in a $63 billion gambit. Today, it is deemed one of the worst corporate deals in recent memory following Bayer’s inheritance of Monsanto’s Roundup lawsuits. The parent company now seeks to distance itself from the concerns associated with the glyphosate-based herbicide by attempting to settle more than 100,000 court claims and future...

Hawaii Lawsuit Filed Against Monsanto Over Children’s Birth Defects

Hawaii Lawsuit Filed Against Monsanto Over Children’s Birth Defects

On October 24th, 2019, two Maui families filed a lawsuit against Monsanto and its parent corporation Bayer AG, alleging that the pesticides and herbicides developed by the company led to severe birth defects in their children. Living just a few hundred yards away from Monsanto’s genetically engineered seed facility in Kihei, both plaintiffs, Dana Fulton and Max Coleman, along with their...

Cesar Chavez’s Wrath of Grapes Speech – The Health Hazards Faced by Farm Workers

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Cesar Chavez’s Wrath of Grapes Speech – The Health Hazards Faced by Farm Workers

The impact farmworkers have on the American economy, and more importantly, the health of the American people, has never been more relevant than it is today. By enduring strenuous labor, farm workers guarantee that goods end up on our tables. It is essential work that has often been overlooked in the area of food production and consumption.

In 1965, César Chávez, an Arizona native...

EPA Fails to Ban Chlorpyrifos

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EPA Fails to Ban Chlorpyrifos

Despite scientific evidence, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their decision to reject the ban on chlorpyrifos and to continue allowing the use of the pesticide. Since 2001, the use of chlorpyrifos has been a controversial issue and the center of a legal dispute. But as administrations and laws change, one fact remains the same: using chlorpyrifos is harmful to human health....

Dolores Huerta: A Legendary Champion of Farm Workers and Women

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Dolores Huerta: A Legendary Champion of Farm Workers and Women

One of the most resilient social activists of the 20th century, Dolores Huerta devoted her life to justice, long after she co-founded the United Farm Workers Union (UFW).

The expansion of holidays commemorating Dolores Huerta as a champion of farmworkers and women’s rights comes as her on-going efforts continue to ripple through today’s landscape. You can see Huerta’s influence...

Sweet Strawberries: A Dangerous Fruit

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Sweet Strawberries: A Dangerous Fruit

As a result of pesticide use, strawberries are named the dirtiest fruit.

They call them the Dirty Dozen — and in 2018, the sweet innocent strawberry led the list of produce with the highest pesticide contamination. Each year, the 12 “dirtiest fruits and vegetables” are ranked according to research conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit, nonpartisan...

More Breakfast Foods Test Positive for Dangerous Pesticide

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More Breakfast Foods Test Positive for Dangerous Pesticide

Hazardous levels of cancer-causing glyphosate found in 26 breakfast cereals, oats, and bars.

A new report put out by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that 26 of the 28 products the organization tested contained detectable levels of cancer-causing glyphosate—the main ingredient in the popular herbicide Roundup. The levels are “higher than what EWG scientists consider...

Lawsuit Filed After Monsanto Weedkiller Found in Cereal

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Lawsuit Filed After Monsanto Weedkiller Found in Cereal

Herbicide glyphosate, recently ruled as contributing to a plaintiff’s lymphoma, detected in popular breakfast foods.  

A Florida woman has filed a lawsuit claiming General Mills failed to warn consumers about the weedkiller glyphosate in its cereals. Glyphosate is the same herbicide at the center of a landmark verdict ordering agrochemical company Monsanto to pay $289 million in...

Neonicotinoid Pesticides: Are People at Risk?

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Neonicotinoid Pesticides: Are People at Risk?

The EU banned these chemicals because of their danger to honeybees, but they are believed to be harmful to humans—and they are in use in the United States

After a scientific review, the European Union has decided to implement a complete ban on neonicotinoids, a group of pesticides killing honeybees and affecting crop pollination. This full ban goes into full...

Update: Hawaii First to Ban Dangerous Pesticide

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Update: Hawaii First to Ban Dangerous Pesticide

Chlorpyrifos causes brain damage in developing fetuses, but this state took a bold stance against it.

On June 13, 2018, Hawaiian governor, David Ige, signed new legislation that phases out the use of chlorpyrifos and increases regulation on other restricted use pesticides. Chlorpyrifos is known to cause brain damage in developing fetuses and children. There is...

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