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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...

Honoring Farm Workers on Cesar Chavez Day

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Honoring Farm Workers on Cesar Chavez Day

Farmworkers in America had a great champion in Cesar Chavez, a man who worked tirelessly but peacefully to gain rights for migrant farm help in America. Both states where Waters Kraus & Paul represent clients, California and Texas, formally recognize the civil rights activist on Cesar Chavez Day, March 31. We honor the labor leader’s life and work. While his primary goal during his time...

Why Isn’t This Life-Threatening Pesticide Banned on Farms?

Why Isn’t This Life-Threatening Pesticide Banned on Farms?

Parents who work as farmhands or pickers are often in nearby fields when pesticides like Roundup are sprayed. Farmworkers sometimes even eat fruits that have recently been sprayed. But there is a toxin in many pesticides, called glyphosate, that is linked by two international health organizations to cancer and childhood birth defects including missing or deformed limbs, and many other health...

Silence Regarding Toxic Pesticides Is Concerning, But Not Surprising

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Silence Regarding Toxic Pesticides Is Concerning, But Not Surprising

First, the tobacco industry assured consumers that cigarettes were safe. Then, corporations were adamant about the “fact” that exposure to asbestos was a nonissue.  In both instances, the most common industry response to the scientific community’s concerns with the health risks posed by these products was the false claim that there simply was “not enough information” to conclude...

Pesticide Linked to Birth Defects May Contaminate Crops

Pesticide Linked to Birth Defects May Contaminate Crops

Glyphosate is the most popular herbicide in the world. Yet in 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer warned that the substance is a likely carcinogen. The state of California agrees. And animal studies have linked the widely used weed killer to birth defects and reproductive problems. In addition, glyphosate harms cell DNA in human embryos, the...

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