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In its Quest to Kill Regulations, Trump’s EPA May Allow Teenagers to Handle Farm Pesticides Again 18.1.2018 Mother Jones
In its ongoing zeal to nix regulations, the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency has yet another one in its crosshairs: a rule banning minors from applying pesticides on farms. In December, amid the frenzied debate over the GOP tax overhaul, the EPA announced in a release its intent to “revise the minimum age requirements” for pesticide […]
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A law for the farmer 4.1.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Genetic Changes Help Mosquitoes Survive Pesticide Attacks 3.1.2018 Environmental News Network
For decades, chemical pesticides have been the most important way of controlling insects like the Anopheles mosquito species that spreads malaria to humans. Unfortunately, the bugs have fought back, evolving genetic shields to protect themselves and their offspring from future attacks.
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Is GMO opposition immoral? 2.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Is GMO opposition immoral?
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Not easy being green: Legal pot brings environmental rules 22.12.2017 AP National
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- At a state briefing on environmental rules that await growers entering California's soon-to-be-legal marijuana trade, organic farmers Ulysses Anthony, Tracy Sullivan and Adam Mernit listened intently, eager to make their humble cannabis plot a model of sustainable agriculture in a notoriously destructive industry dominated by the black market....
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Drifting Pesticides Keep Making California Farm Workers Sick 21.12.2017 Mother Jones
In August, a group 167 farm workers were harvesting garlic in California’s agriculture-heavy Kern County when some of them began to feel ill. The county’s agriculture department later found that 92 of the workers “exhibited symptoms of pesticide exposure.” This week, after concluding its investigation into the issue, Kern County slapped five companies with fines for incidents […]
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Pesticides and Poor Nutrition Damage Animal Health 20.12.2017 Environmental News Network
The combined effects of pesticides and a lack of nutrition form a deadly one-two punch, new research from biologists at the University of California San Diego has shown for the first time.
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Pesticides Linked to Declining Bee Populations Also Threaten Birds and Small Mammals 19.12.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The Environmental Protection Agency's latest assessment of four neonicotinoid pesticides linked to declining populations of pollinators show that they could also harm birds and small mammals, but the agency is reluctant to ban their use until it completes its review. Environmentalists, concerned that it may prove too late for some species, want restrictions placed on the chemicals. Support your favorite writers by making sure we can keep publishing them! Make a donation to Truthout to ensure independent journalism survives. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that popular pesticides linked to declining bee populations also pose a threat to birds and, in some cases, small mammals and insects. The EPA  released  preliminary scientific assessments of four chemicals from the neonicotinoid or "neonic" class of insecticides on Friday as part of an ongoing review that environmentalists and farmers are watching closely. Previous EPA assessments echoed  research   showing  that neonics can ...
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EPA says herbicide in Roundup weed killer doesn't cause cancer, contradicting California regulators 19.12.2017 LA Times: Business

The federal Environmental Protection Agency on Monday said glyphosate, the primary ingredient in the weed killer Roundup and one of the most widely used herbicides in agriculture, likely does not cause cancer.

The assessment contradicts the conclusion of a European scientific panel as well as California...

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Do migrant workers have access to health care? 8.12.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Heryka Miranda Do migrant workers have healthcare? The answer to that question is not easy. As a condition of employment, migrant workers have the right to public healthcare , however, whether they have access is a more complicated question. Many workers do not know that they have healthcare, and generally only access emergency services. Most only have the right to the basic benefits available as a part of the provincial health system, not to dental, prescription drug and other such coverage. Migrant workers often work long hours for 6 or 7 days a week. When you add language barriers, lack of transportation, and fear of the employer finding out about their illnesses, many workers report major impediments to accessing healthcare . There are also important concerns about occupational health and safety, and currently there are campaigns to demand  better pesticide rules and improve occupational health and safety across North America.    I introduce to the reader two groups in the Niagara Region who are ...
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The EU Just Gave Monsanto an Early Christmas Present 30.11.2017 Mother Jones
Genetically modified seed and pesticide giant Monsanto has had tough row to hoe lately. The company’s long-proposed marriage with German chemical giant Bayer is undergoing withering scrutiny by regulators in Europe and Brazil, likely putting off its consummation for months. Here in its home country, two states have imposed new rules that could limit the […]
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The government's disgraceful attempt to stiff a sick Vietnam vet 15.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: For decades, while praising the valor and sacrifice of veterans, our politicians have skimped on benefits and erected barriers to healthcare for the very same veterans. World War II and Korean War veterans received decent post-service benefits, but those who fought in later wars...

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California bans use of some farming pesticides near schools on weekdays 11.11.2017 LA Times: Business

California will restrict farmers’ use of certain pesticides near schools and day-care centers under a new rule announced this week that regulators said is among the toughest in the U.S.

Under the new rule, California farmers will be prohibited from spraying pesticides within a quarter of a mile...

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California bans use of some farming pesticides near schools on weekdays 11.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

California will restrict farmers' use of certain pesticides near schools and daycare centers under a new rule announced this week that regulators said is among the toughest in the U.S.

Under the new rule, California farmers will be prohibited from spraying pesticides within a quarter of a mile...

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Conference on ‘The Organic Movement: The Way Forward’ 4.11.2017 Voice of Sikkim
04 Nov, Gangtok (IPR) : A conference ‘The Organic Movement: The Way Forward’ was held at Chintan Bhawan today amidst presence of distinguished visiting delegates from leading global Organic bodies. The conference was graced by Chief Minister Mr Pawan Chamling as the chief guest. Mr Markus Arbenz, Director, IFOAM, Germany, made a brief presentation on […]
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Sears to close Greeley Mall location in January 4.11.2017 Denver Post: Local
Sears Holding Co. announced Thursday that it will close 45 Kmart locations and 18 Sears stores, including the Sears in the Greeley Mall, early next year.
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State recalls 50 Tree of Wellness medical pot products because of pesticide 3.11.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The state wants consumers to return 50 Tree of Life medical marijuana products after testing confirmed the presence of an unapproved pesticide.
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Pruitt guts EPA science panels, will appoint new members 1.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
"Whatever science comes out of EPA shouldn't be political science," said EPA head Scott Pruitt. "From this day forward, EPA advisory committee members will be financially independent from the agency."
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Pruitt guts EPA science panels, will appoint new members 1.11.2017 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he intends to replace the outside experts that advise him on science and public health issues with new board members holding more diverse views....
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Exposure to Glyphosate, Chemical Found in Weed Killers, Increased Over 23 Years 24.10.2017 Environmental News Network
Analyzing samples from a prospective study, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that human exposure to glyphosate, a chemical widely found in weed killers, has increased approximately 500 percent since the introduction of genetically modified crops.
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