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Category: Pesticides
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WSU researchers see popular herbicide affecting health across generations 21.9.2017 Environmental News Network
First, the good news. Washington State University researchers have found that a rat exposed to a popular herbicide while in the womb developed no diseases and showed no apparent health effects aside from lower weight.
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EPA nominee once helped chemical industry, lobbyists 20.9.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has for years accepted payments for criticizing studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients' products, according to a review of financial records and his published work by The Associated Press....
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No sole factor in Central Washington birth-defect cluster, health officials say 19.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Over a six-year period, 45 babies in Yakima, Benton and Franklin counties were born with anencephaly, a neural-tube defect that is uniformly fatal.
Farmers, beekeepers put aside differences to aid bees 18.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A new pilot project in North Dakota aims to get past frequent finger-pointing between beekeepers and farmers over the decline in bee populations and get them to work together with scientists to reverse the trend. “It’s an effort to help everybody realize that it is a complex issue and that solving […]
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Farmers, beekeepers put aside differences to aid bees 7.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new pilot project in North Dakota aims to get past frequent finger-pointing between beekeepers and farmer
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Pest control professionals have key role in public health: United Phosphorus Limited Chairman R D Shroff 21.8.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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California tightens rules on popular pesticide for farmers 19.8.2017 AP National
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California is tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide that is popular with farmers over new health concerns, officials said Friday....
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California tightens rules on popular pesticide for farmers 19.8.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide that is popular with farmers over new health concerns, officials said Friday. Farmers use chlorpyrifos (klor-PHIR-e-fos) to kill pests that attack a wide variety of crops like grapes, almonds and cotton grown in California, the nation’s agricultural leader, as […]
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Heavily used pesticide linked to breathing problems in farmworkers' children 17.8.2017 Environmental News Network
Elemental sulfur, the most heavily used pesticide in California, may harm the respiratory health of children living near farms that use the pesticide, according to new research led by UC Berkeley.In a study of children in the Salinas Valley’s agricultural community, researchers found significant associations between elemental sulfur use and poorer respiratory health. The study linked reduced lung function, more asthma-related symptoms and higher asthma medication use in children living about a half-mile or less from recent elemental sulfur applications compared to unexposed children.
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The Latest: Romania incinerates eggs yolks amid scandal 11.8.2017 Washington Post: World
The Latest on the contaminated egg scare in Europe (all times local):
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When genetic engineering is the environmentally friendly choice 9.8.2017 GreenBiz.com
CRISPR gene editing can fight crop disease far more benignly than conventional practices.
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EPA won’t regulate pesticides on cannabis crops, leaving consumers at risk 7.8.2017 Denver Post: Local
Regulating pesticides for cannabis grows remains a state and consumer issue because of marijuana's illegal status at the federal level.
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Court strikes down Montgomery County’s ban on lawn pesticides 4.8.2017 Washington Post
Court strikes down Montgomery County’s ban on lawn pesticides
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Monsanto Employee Emails Show Efforts to Marshal Scientists 4.8.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
An escalating legal battle between Monsanto and a plaintiffs’ law firm offers an unusual look inside how the world’s largest seed company defended a controversial herbicide.
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New 'Monsanto Papers' Add To Questions Of Regulatory Collusion, Scientific Mischief 1.8.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The other shoe just dropped. Four months after the publication of a batch of internal Monsanto Co. documents stirred international
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Farmer suicides rise in India as climate warms, study shows 1.8.2017 Washington Post: World
When Rani’s husband died by drinking pesticide, he left the family in debt. But even if they could pay off the loans, Rani said their farming days are over.
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Farmer suicides rise in India as climate warms, study shows 1.8.2017 AP Top News
NEW DELHI (AP) -- When Rani's husband died by drinking pesticide, he left the family in debt. But even if they could pay off the loans, Rani said their farming days are over....
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Farmer suicides rise in India as climate warms, study shows 1.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

NEW DELHI (AP) — When Rani’s husband died by drinking pesticide, he left the family in debt. But even if they could pay off the loans, Rani said their farming days are over. “There are no rains,” said the 44-year-old woman from drought-stricken Tamil Nadu, one of hundreds of farmers protesting in the capital for […]
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"Poison Papers" Snapshot: HoJo Transcript Illustrates EPA Collusion With the Chemical Industry 28.7.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The Poison Papers represent a vast trove of rediscovered chemical industry and regulatory agency documents and correspondence stretching back to the 1920s. Collectively they shed light on what was known about chemical toxicity, when, and by whom, in the often-incriminating words of the participants themselves. (Photo: fotografixx / iStock / Getty Images Plus) The world of independent chemical testing has a shiny veneer. The public is reassured that chemicals they're exposed to on a daily basis are certified by technicians in spotless white lab coats who carefully conduct scientific studies, including on animals in neat rows of cages. But a federal grand jury investigation that ended with convictions in the early 1980s discovered that Industrial Bio-Test Laboratories (IBT), the largest such lab in the United States, conducted trials with mice that regularly drowned in their feeding troughs. The dead animals would decompose so quickly that "their bodies  oozed  through wire cage bottoms and lay in purple ...
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The BatBnB is the perfect tiny home for your bug-eating guests 27.7.2017 TreeHugger
Tiny houses aren't just for people; bats can be comfy and warm in them too.
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