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Roundup Linked to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma & the Communities Fighting Back

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Roundup Linked to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma & the Communities Fighting Back

The science over the last decade from the likes of the World Health Organization shows that herbicides with glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup—are carcinogenic. Glyphosate use is also connected with causing birth defects, developmental delays in children, fertility complications, and cancers like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Despite this prevailing wisdom,...

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...

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...

Pesticides, Pregnancy, and Poor Outcomes

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Pesticides, Pregnancy, and Poor Outcomes

Study shows direct connection between pesticide exposure and poor outcomes including difficult pregnancy and birth defects.

According to a recent study, women who ate more fruits and vegetables containing high amounts of pesticide residue were less likely to get pregnant or have a live birth following infertility treatments. In comparison with women who ate less than one serving per day of...

New Agreement Yields New Regs for Weed Killer Dicamba

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New Agreement Yields New Regs for Weed Killer Dicamba

An end-goal of damage reduction leads the EPA and three major biotech firms to agree to stricter regulations for a popular herbicide, but is it enough?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with agricultural and chemical manufacturers, including Monsanto, to reduce damage caused by a weed killer that can drift and hurt nearby crops, deciding that new requirements...

Dicamba: The Weedkiller Setting Farming Relationships Adrift

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Dicamba: The Weedkiller Setting Farming Relationships Adrift

The state of Arkansas is working to ban the use of a weedkiller called dicamba.

Dicamba is sprayed on soybeans and cotton that have been genetically modified (GMO) to withstand its effects. At issue in Arkansas and other states is that dicamba sprayed on GMO fields is damaging adjacent farms. Those farmers who are not planting GMO seeds and do not use dicamba are blaming their...

The Great Smog of Donora – The Beginning of Clean Air

The Great Smog of Donora

The Great Smog of Donora – The Beginning of Clean Air

The 20 Dead and Thousands Left Sick by the 1948 Great Smog of Donora were the Spark to Ignite the Clean Air Movement and Corporate Responsibility

In 1948, in the small town of Donora, Pennsylvania, the last week of October could have been the scene of a horror movie. A dark, thick fog descended on the city and remained there for five days. By the time it finally vanished, 20 people were...

Sketchy Meeting Prior to Approval of a Dangerous Pesticide

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Sketchy Meeting Prior to Approval of a Dangerous Pesticide

The Released Schedule of Scott Pruitt, Head of the EPA, Shows he met with the CEO of Dow Prior to Approving Use of the Dangerous Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

It appears that Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), may have had another reason besides “sound science in decision-making” for reversing the previous steps taken to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos – a...

EPA Recognizes Danger of Popular Agricultural Pesticide

EPA Recognizes Danger of Popular Agricultural Pesticide

In November 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency addressed the serious dangers of the substance chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxin and popular pesticide used extensively in the agricultural farming industry. The report contains evidence that the pesticide can cause intelligence deficits and attention, memory, and motor problems in children. The findings are less than surprising to many...

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