Pesticides

Pruitt’s Rejection of Chlorpyrifos Ban Seems Based on Alternative Facts

Pruitt’s Rejection of Chlorpyrifos Ban Seems Based on Alternative Facts By PAUL KOBERSTEIN This article was first published in Earth Island Journal. EPA chief fails to explain what data prompted his decision to allow continued use of the toxic pesticide, environmental groups file suit The US Environmental Protection Agency under President Trump may have stepped …

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EPA Mulls Ban on Nation’s Most Heavily Used Insecticide

EPA Mulls Ban on Nation’s Most Heavily Used Insecticide This article was first published in Earth Island Journal. By PAUL KOBERSTEIN Numerous studies have shown that Chlorpyrifos causes serious harm to children and farmworkers Scott Krogstad grows soybeans and sugar beets in the heart of the Red River Valley near Grand Forks, North Dakota. Like …

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Pesticide Exposure Linked to Depression Among Ag Workers, Says Report

Pesticide Exposure Linked to Depression Among Ag Workers, Says Report This article was first published in Earth Island Journal. By PAUL KOBERSTEIN It is not clear if farmer suicides are linked to pesticide use, says coauthor of study that’s being cited in news reports connecting the two Is routine exposure to pesticides responsible for the …

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Cascadia Times shares Kaua`i pesticide data

Cascadia Times shares Kaua`i pesticide data The Hawaii Crop Improvement Association, a trade group representing the agricultural seed industry in Hawaii, is saying in a statement on its web site and in stories published in a Hawaiian newspaper that it is “disturbed” by our alleged “lack of understanding” of farming practices and “complete disregard for …

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The Kaua`i Cocktail

Pesticides By PAUL KOBERSTEIN WAIMEA, HAWAI`I – The Hawaiian island of Kaua`i has become Ground Zero in the intense domestic political battle over genetically modified crops. But the fight isn’t just about the merits or downsides of GMO technology. It’s about regular old pesticides. The four transnational agribusinesses that are experimenting with genetically engineered crops …

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