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Category: Pesticides
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Jury awards terminally ill man $289 million in lawsuit against Monsanto 11.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
After three days of deliberation, the San Francisco jury sided with Dewayne Johnson, a former school groundskeeper who regularly used the popular herbicide Roundup.
Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law 10.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains.
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If you spray your clothes with permethrin, be careful around the cat 11.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
While permethrin on clothes can defend against ticks, how risky is the pesticide for Kitty? By minimizing their pet's exposure, cat owners can use the chemical safely, veterinarians say.
To repel ticks, try spraying your clothes with a pesticide derived from mums 9.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Just in time for summer hikes and outdoor play: A study finds that the ticks that often convey Lyme disease become unable to bite, and soon die after exposure to clothing treated with permethrin.
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Officials say illegal pesticide caused deaths of 13 bald eagles in Maryland 23.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Authorities said there is an "epidemic on the Eastern Shore" of wildlife-poisoning crimes because it's "cheaper and easier" than trapping a nuisance animals or building a fence.
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If House Republicans Get Their Way, Rural Americans Are Screwed 16.5.2018 Mother Jones
Back in 2016, the Republican Party won the presidency and both chambers of Congress with strong support in rural areas, particularly among farmers. But since that triumph, the Grand Old Party hasn’t exactly been a champion of rural interests. As I’ve written in recent months, President Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigration is essentially an attack […]
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EU to 'completely ban' outdoor use of pesticides blamed for devastating bees 27.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Citing concerns for food production, the environment and biodiversity, the European Union moves to protect bees from a popular insecticide.
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The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for the Planet 20.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Two new studies from Europe  have found that the number of farm birds in France has crashed by a third in just 15 years, with some species being almost eradicated. The collapse in the bird population  mirrors the discovery last October  that over three quarters of all flying insects in Germany have vanished in just three decades. Insects are the staple food source of birds, the pollinators of fruits, and the aerators of the soil. The chief suspect in this mass extinction is the aggressive use of neonicotinoid pesticides,  particularly imidacloprid and clothianidin, both made by German-based chemical giant Bayer . These pesticides,  along with toxic glyphosate herbicides (Roundup) , have delivered a one-two punch against Monarch butterflies, honeybees and birds. But rather than banning these toxic chemicals, on March 21st  the EU approved  the $66 billion merger of Bayer and Monsanto, the US agribusiness giant producing Roundup and the genetically modified (GMO) seeds that have reduced seed diversity ...
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The story of the king of fruits – Mango 17.4.2018 Buzz – The Navhind Times
Miguel Braganza Mango is clearly the ‘king of fruits’, especially in the tropics. Unscrupulous traders encourage farmers to spray the trees and the fruits with insecticides and fungicides, many of which are banned in the advanced countries. The mango crop can be grown free from poisonous insecticides and fungicides that are freely used by commercial ...
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Enough is enough. Scott Pruitt needs to go. 29.3.2018 Washington Post
Enough is enough. Scott Pruitt needs to go.
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Glyphosate levels linked to shortened pregnancy length: Research 26.3.2018 Health – The Indian Express
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California Court Blocks State Agriculture Department From Spraying Pesticides 4.3.2018 Truthout.com
In a win for environmental and public health advocates, a California court has halted a program that allows the state agriculture department to spray pesticides on public and private property without proper notice to the public about its intention to spray or adequate study of the possible adverse impacts of the chemicals used. The court order, which came late last week, was in response to a  lawsuit  brought by 11 environmental and public health groups -- including the Environmental Working Group, Center for Food Safety, Pesticide Action Network North America, Center for Biological Diversity, and Moms Advocating Sustainability -- and the city of Berkeley. The California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA)  Plant Pest Prevention and Management Program , which is supposed to control outbreaks of invasive plant pests, gave the agency the license to use 79 pesticides -- including some known to cause cancer and birth defects and to be highly toxic to bees, butterflies, and other wildlife -- ...
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Glyphosate cancer warning in California halted 28.2.2018 LA Times: Business

A federal judge on Monday temporarily barred California environmental officials from requiring cancer warnings on food products that contain traces of the herbicide glyphosate.

The injunction by U.S. District Judge William Shubb leaves glyphosate on the state’s so-called Proposition 65 list as...

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Judge orders California agricultural officials to cease pesticide use 27.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A judge has ordered California agricultural officials to stop spraying pesticides on public and private property to control insects that threaten the state’s $45-billion agriculture industry.

The injunction by a Sacramento County Superior Court judge, issued late last week, could throw a substantial...

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GOP lawmakers take aim at cancer research group over Roundup 7.2.2018 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican lawmakers are threatening to cut off U.S. funding for the World Health Organization's cancer research program over its finding that the herbicide Roundup is probably carcinogenic to humans....
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Unsafe on the farm 27.1.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Tamil Nadu: School sweeper averts tragedy by reporting water contamination  26.1.2018 India – The Indian Express
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The strawberry industry is about to change forever 26.1.2018 TreeHugger
California's dominant strawberry market cannot survive without toxic soil fumigants, which have been recently banned.
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Pesticide death probe blames farmers & govt, experts say soft on manufacturers 26.1.2018 India – The Indian Express
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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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