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Ben & Jerry's ice cream contains traces of controversial herbicide 26.7.2017 TreeHugger
Ice cream lovers aren't happy to learn they're licking glyphosate on hot summer days.
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10 mega myths about farming to remember on your next grocery run 24.7.2017 Washington Post
10 mega myths about farming to remember on your next grocery run
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What’s in your child’s mac and cheese? Toxic chemicals, a new study says 14.7.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Phthalates have been found in macaroni and cheese mixes made with powdered cheese. The chemical migrates into food from packaging and equipment used in manufacturing and may pose special risks to pregnant women and young children.
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Insecticides damage bee socialization and learning skills, study reports 13.7.2017 Environmental News Network
The effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on bees has been widely covered in the news recently, with laboratory-based studies suggesting that the chemicals are harmful, and field studies which are much less clear cut. Adding to current knowledge on the topic, new research published in the Journal of Apicultural Research further explores the effects that these chemicals may have on social behavior and learning in honey bees.
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Ask Brianna: How can I eat well and stay fit on a budget? 11.7.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

“Ask Brianna” is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet.com. Q: I’m trying […]
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Monopoly Capitalism in Action: How Amazon's Acquisition of Whole Foods Could Affect Us All 7.7.2017 Truthout - All Articles
A customer shops for produce at a Whole Foods Market February 22, 2007, in San Francisco, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) Amazon has a track record of mowing down not only its foes but also its own suppliers. With the behemoth corporation's acquisition of Whole Foods and its entry into the organic foods market, Amazon now has the industry standing to degrade organic commitments and water down hard-won standards, if it should so choose. A customer shops for produce at a Whole Foods Market February 22, 2007, in San Francisco, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) In today's anti-regulatory climate, mega-corporations have enormous latitude in their quest to dominate market sectors and water down regulations. And the clash between capitalism and the public good is never more worrisome than when the conflict between profit motives and access to basic life supports involves food or health care. One new development that has food and environmental activists concerned is  ...
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States join fight over EPA chief's decision not to ban pesticide that can harm children's brains 7.7.2017 LA Times: Business

Several states are seeking to join a legal challenge to a Trump administration decision to keep a widely used pesticide on the market despite studies showing it can harm children's brains.

Led by New York, the coalition filed a motion Wednesday to intervene in a legal fight over the continued spraying...

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States sue over EPA’s decision to keep pesticide on market 6.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Several states are seeking to join a legal challenge to a Trump administration decision to keep a widely used pesticide on the market despite studies showing it can harm children’s brains. Led by New York, the coalition filed a motion Wednesday to intervene in a legal fight over the continued spraying of chlorpyrifos on food. Massachusetts, Maryland, Vermont, Washington, and the District of Columbia also joined the suit. The states claim that Environmental Protection Agency chief Sc... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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States sue over EPA’s decision to keep pesticide on market 6.7.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Led by New York, the coalition of states filed a motion Wednesday to intervene in the legal fight over the continued spraying of chlorpyrifos on food crops.
Govt, industry and farmers need to ensure pesticides are used scientifically: Experts 6.7.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Major New Study Shows Pesticide Risk to Honey Bees 4.7.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Scientists have found for the first time that neonicotinoid pesticides can harm honey bees in the real world. The major new study from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) found that pesticides called neonicotinoids can cause harm to bees, a development that is likely to increase calls for a ban of the chemicals across Europe. The UK -- which has long lobbied against a ban -- could make its own rules on pesticide use after Brexit. Conservative MEP Julie Girling recently tried unsuccessfully to derail the Commission's efforts to introduce an outright ban in the EU Parliament. Industry Funding The finding is particularly significant because the study was funded in part by pesticides giants Bayer and Syngenta. The hotly anticipated research, published in the journal Science this evening, also discovered that exposure to the nicotine-based chemicals can reduce the reproductive success of three different bee species -- honey bees, bumblebees and the red mason bee. With £3 million in funding from the ...
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Dear USDA: Stop squeezing the food industry with outdated subsidies 29.6.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Food and farm facts to chew on.
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Study links at-risk orcas' failed pregnancies to scarce food 29.6.2017 AP National
SEATTLE (AP) -- Endangered killer whales that frequent the inland waters of Washington state are having pregnancy problems because they cannot find enough fish to eat, according to a new study....
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EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban 28.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The Trump administration’s top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency’s push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies showed it can harm children’s brains, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s schedule shows he met with Dow CEO Andrew Liveris on March 9 for about a half hour at a Houston hotel. Both men were featured spe...
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NCL develops ‘solution’ to wash off germs from fruits, veggies 27.6.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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States Challenge Scott Pruitt's Decision to Keep Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage in Food Supply 8.6.2017 Truthout.com
(Photo: Rob Franksdad ; Edited: LW / TO) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is facing a challenge from seven states over his decision to ditch an EPA proposal that would have kept a pesticide linked to brain damage in children out of the food supply. On Tuesday, a coalition of Democratic state attorneys general filed an administrative challenge to Pruitt's March 27 order denying a decade-old petition to ban chlorpyrifos, a controversial bug killer used to control pests on food crops such as apples, strawberries and oranges, as well as at facilities such as golf courses. The order quashed an agency proposal rolled out under the Obama administration to ban chlorpyrifos on food products due to health risks. Pruitt issued the order at the last minute to meet a court-ordered deadline requiring the EPA to make a final decision on the ban after years of review.   Environmental groups have long fought to restrict the use of chlorpyrifos and other controversial pesticides and filed ...
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FDA Resumes Testing Foods For Weed Killer, Safety Questions Grow 8.6.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has resumed its first-ever endeavor to evaluate how much of a controversial chemical is making its way into the U.S. food supply. And the tests can’t come soon enough as safety concerns about the herbicide known as glyphosate grow. The FDA, the nation’s chief food safety regulator, launched what it calls a “special assignment” last year to analyze certain foods for glyphosate residues after the agency was criticized by the U.S. Government Accountability Office for failing to include glyphosate in annual testing programs that look for many less-used pesticides in foods. But the agency scuttled the testing after only a few months amid disagreement and difficulties with establishing a standard methodology to use across the agency’s multiple U.S. laboratories, according to FDA sources. Many observers suspected the suspension might be politically motivated because it came after one FDA chemist found glyphosate in several samples of U.S. honey and oatmeal products , ...
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Second Lady Pence Pushes Bee Conservation, An Effort One Critic Labels 'Hypocritical' 7.6.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON — In hopes of boosting the local bee population and raising awareness about the threats facing the planet’s most important pollinators, second lady  Karen Pence has installed a honeybee hive at the vice presidential residence in Washington. Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue  unveiled the new hive — home to a growing population of some 20,000 bees — at an event Tuesday and “ urged Americans to do their own part to help reverse” an ongoing worldwide decline in the bee population, according to a White House release.  Tiffany Finck-Haynes, an expert in bee populations at the nonprofit advocacy group  Friends of the Earth , called the White House request “extremely hypocritical” in light of the administration’s proposed cuts to funding for environmental protection .  “They’re not putting their money where their mouth is, based on their proposed budget cuts to critical agencies that are needed to help protect bees, butterflies and other pollinators,” Finck-Hayes told HuffPost. Bees & ...
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EPA scientists said ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos. Scott Pruitt said no 7.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Miners carried canaries into coal mines; if the canary died it was an early warning of the presence of toxic gases that could also asphyxiate humans or explode. The Trump administration has decided to use children and farmworkers as 21st century canaries, continuing their exposure to a pesticide...

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Food: Taqueria Hidalgo closed down for cockroaches — again 7.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Salt Lake County Health Department has shut down a Mexican restaurant in South Salt Lake for the second time in 10 months because of cockroaches. Taqueria Hidalgo, 266 E. 3300 South, “was closed for presenting an imminent health hazard,” according to a June 2 notice posted on the department website. “There are cockroaches in single service items,” the notice states, as well as “dead cockroaches in the facility.” In all, inspectors found 23 violations, 12 considered critical. Among the oth... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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