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You can't outproduce our environment 6.10.2018 GreenBiz.com
Or, how this farmer chose regenerative agriculture over conventional growing.
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How much a life? Monsanto trial exposes risks of Roundup herbicide 23.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
"This case is way bigger than me. I hope it gets the attention that it needs." -- Dewayne Johnson, former school groundskeeper awarded $289 million in damages from Monsanto As a Saskatchewan resident for many years, I often heard the phrase "Roundup Ready." It was coined as if it were a harmless jingle for soda pop. The ad still rings in my ears. All farmers know of Roundup, the most effective weed killer. Most urbanites do as well. The way the corporate giant Monsanto has marketed, promoted, and created an artificial need for Roundup is a true story of profiteering and avarice. Now, finally, even some courts are accepting that it likely kills much more than just weeds and that Monsanto has acted to cover up concerns about the safety of Roundup. A few years ago, Dewayne Johnson, a courageous man and one who is also dying of cancer, launched a lawsuit against Monsanto. In early August, Johnson had his day in court -- and won. He showed that David can still take down Goliath -- something that some of us ...
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How much a life? Monsanto trial exposes safety risks of Roundup herbicide 23.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
"This case is way bigger than me. I hope it gets the attention that it needs." -- Dewayne Johnson, former school groundskeeper awarded $289 million in damages from Monsanto As a Saskatchewan resident for many years, I often heard the phrase "Roundup Ready." It was coined as if it were a harmless jingle for soda pop. The ad still rings in my ears. All farmers know of Roundup, the most effective weed killer. Most urbanites do as well. The way the corporate giant Monsanto has marketed, promoted, and created an artificial need for Roundup is a true story of profiteering and avarice. Now, finally, even some courts are accepting that it likely kills much more than just weeds and that Monsanto has acted to cover up concerns about the safety of Roundup. A few years ago, Dewayne Johnson, a courageous man and one who is also dying of cancer, launched a lawsuit against Monsanto. In early August, Johnson had his day in court -- and won. He showed that David can still take down Goliath -- something that some of us ...
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How much a life? Monsanto trial exposes safety risks of company's herbicide 23.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
"This case is way bigger than me. I hope it gets the attention that it needs." -- Dewayne Johnson, former school groundskeeper awarded $289 million in damages from Monsanto As a Saskatchewan resident for many years, I often heard the phrase "Roundup Ready." It was coined as if it were a harmless jingle for soda pop. The ad still rings in my ears. All farmers know of Roundup, the most effective weed killer. Most urbanites do as well. The way the corporate giant Monsanto has marketed, promoted, and created an artificial need for Roundup is a true story of profiteering and avarice. Now, finally, even some courts are accepting that it likely kills much more than just weeds and that Monsanto has acted to cover up concerns about the safety of Roundup. A few years ago, Dewayne Johnson, a courageous man and one who is also dying of cancer, launched a lawsuit against Monsanto. In early August, Johnson had his day in court -- and won. He showed that David can still take down Goliath -- something that some of us ...
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Formalin in your fish? Sorry, FSSAI can’t do anything! 11.8.2018 Citizen Matters
FSSAI, constituted under the food safety law in India, is responsible for formulating and enforcing safety standards for our food. The Act, however, governs only manufacturers and processed food, even as we find increasing contamination in primary and raw produce. What could be the way out?
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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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The next BPA? Why businesses must get ahead of hormone-disrupting chemicals 20.7.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Toxic substances are found throughout supply chains; here’s how to take action to keep your customers — and your business — safe.
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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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EPA sets interim limits on hypochlorite bleach to reduce degradation to perchlorate 1.6.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., is Chemicals Policy Director and Maricel Maffini, Ph.D., Consultant On May 1, 2018, Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) made an interim pesticide registration decision[1] for hypochlorite bleach used to disinfect drinking water. The office decided to require the “Precautionary Statements” section of the bleach’s pesticide label to include advisory […]
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The truth about organic produce and pesticides 21.5.2018 Washington Post
The truth about organic produce and pesticides
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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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Why data is an essential nutrient for Aerofarms crops 10.5.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Now on its ninth facility, the world's biggest vertical farming operation is a big proponent of automation.
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How the gig economy influences — and is influenced by — agro-preneurs 9.5.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
One word: drones.
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Suspected water contamination kills 10 Cambodians; 120 ill 6.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Ten Cambodian villagers have died and 120 others have been sickened after drinking water suspected to be contaminated with insecticide, a health official said Sunday.
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Trends in agriculture show organics on top 30.4.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
'Organic doesn't mean what it used to — it's not just an "alternative" system to conventional agriculture anymore.
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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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Why are you still peeling all those vegetables? 13.4.2018 Washington Post
Why are you still peeling all those vegetables?
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Strawberries top 2018's 'Dirty Dozen' fruits and veggies - again 11.4.2018 Science / Technology News

Every year since 2004, the group - a nonprofit, nonpartisan environmental organization - ranked pesticide contamination in 47 popular fruits and vegetables for its Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce . Spinach is the second dirtiest item on the "Dirty Dozen" list, followed by nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery, potatoes and sweet bell peppers.

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