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Category: Food Production :: Industrial Agriculture
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EPA denies petition to ban pesticide used on crops 30.3.2017 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected a bid by environmental groups to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops....
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EPA denies petition to ban pesticide used on crops 30.3.2017 Seattle Times: Local

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected a bid by environmental groups to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Wednesday denied a petition to ban the agricultural pesticide chlorpyrifos, reversing a proposal by the Obama administration to revoke all uses of […]
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Sockeye to be moved from flood-threatened Idaho hatchery 30.3.2017 AP Washington
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Endangered Snake River sockeye salmon will be moved from a southwest Idaho hatchery because flood waters from the nearby Boise River are threatening the facility, officials announced late Wednesday....
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Plans in place to evacuate salmon if Idaho hatchery floods 29.3.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — High water is threatening a fish hatchery in southwestern Idaho that raises endangered Snake River sockeye salmon, and plans are in place to evacuate 4,000 fish if power gets knocked out. Idaho Department of Fish and Game spokesman Mike Keckler on Wednesday says sandbags are in place at the Eagle Fish […]
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Plans in place to evacuate salmon if Idaho hatchery floods 29.3.2017 AP Washington
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- High water is threatening a fish hatchery in southwestern Idaho that raises endangered Snake River sockeye salmon, and plans are in place to evacuate 4,000 fish if power gets knocked out....
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Pollinator protections facing obstacles at Capitol 29.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Republican lawmakers leading the fight against efforts to protect pollinators say they're protecting agriculture from harmful pesticide regulation.
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Cargill link to anti-GMO group spurs farmer criticism 29.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Cargill Inc.’s efforts to supply food companies with non-genetically modified ingredients have come under attack from the other side of its business: farmers. In common with several other large agribusinesses, Cargill is adapting to a shift in consumer taste toward more products labeled non-GMO. And just like those companies, it too has agreed to allow the Non-GMO Project, a U.S. non-profit group, to verify some of its supplies to ensure they’re free of ingredients such as modified soy and corn.... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Will Trump's EPA Greenlight a Pesticide Known to Damage Kids' Brains? 28.3.2017 Mother Jones
By Friday, President Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency will have to make a momentous decision: whether to protect kids from a widely used pesticide that's known to harm their brains—or protect the interests of the chemical's maker, Dow AgroSciences. The pesticide in question, chlorpyrifos, is a nasty piece of work. It's an organophosphate, a class of bug killers that work by "interrupting the electrochemical processes that nerves use to communicate with muscles and with other nerves," as the Pesticide Encyclopedia puts it . Chlorpyrifos is also an endocrine disrupter , meaning it can cause "adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects," according to the National Institutes of Health. Major studies from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine , the University of California-Davis , and Columbia University have found strong evidence that low doses of chlorpyrifos inhibits kids' brain development, including when exposure occurs in the womb, with effects ranging from lower IQ ...
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Hindu tradition of sacred cows threatens thriving India meat industry 26.3.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

Uttar Pradesh’s new leaders promise more meat factories will be shut in the coming days, and they say the blow to the economy is less important than the principle of protecting the cow.
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Five changes agri-businesses need to make if they want to survive 24.3.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
For an industry that relies heavily on natural resources such as clean air, soil and water, becoming more environmentally friendly is not just a marketing ploy — it is a necessity.
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Rick Bayless' Frontera frozen meals to hit stores this summer 24.3.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Coming this summer to a grocery store frozen aisle near you — an assortment of Frontera-branded bowls and skillet meals emblazoned with Chef Rick Bayless' seal of approval. Consider it part of Conagra Brands' ongoing attempt to cater to today's consumers who are willing to pay more for higher ...
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Immigrant Food Factory Workers Threatened with Mass Termination Choose Resistance 23.3.2017 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Workers, elected officials and community supporters rallied outside Tom Cat Bakery Wednesday to protest the threatened mass firing of dozens of immigrant workers following a Department of Homeland Security investigation. As members of a non-profit organization called Brandworkers, the workers decided to stand united and call for resistance from around the country.

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1 million Chinook salmon are returned to river fed by troubled Oroville Reservoir 22.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

More than a month after damage at the Oroville Reservoir triggered a massive evacuation of threatened fish, wildlife officials announced Monday that they had returned almost 1 million spring-run Chinook salmon to the Feather River.

The salmon were evacuated from the Feather River Hatchery in Oroville...

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From row crops to rainforests: how agriculture affects us all 21.3.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Katie Anderson Happy Agriculture Day! Whether you have a special interest in agriculture or not, we’re guessing that—as a human being—you probably have an interest in food But, on this Agriculture Day, we want to recognize and celebrate the farmers and ranchers while acknowledging the fact that we all play a part in the growing of food. In just a few decades, there will be two billion more people to feed on the planet. As a global community our challenge is to feed this growing population sustainably without depleting the soil, polluting our water and worsening global warming. The statistics are eye opening. Global food production accounts for: 33% of the world’s GHG emissions 70% of the world’s water consumption 80% of deforestation worldwide 50% of global top soil loss What’s behind these huge numbers? When we look deeper, the problem looks different depending upon which side of the equator you’re on. From row crops to rainforests, here’s a snapshot of what’s happening, both in terms of the problem ...
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Behind a Corporate Monster: How Monsanto Pushes Agricultural Domination 19.3.2017 Truthout.com
A farmhand loads genetically modified corn seed into a planter on Bo Stone's farm in Rowland, North Carolina, April 20, 2016. (Photo: Jeremy M. Lange / The New York Times) Monsanto, one of the world's biggest pesticide and seed corporations and leading developer of genetically modified crop varieties, had a stock market value of US$66 billion in 2014. It has gained this position by a combination of deceit, threat, litigation, destruction of evidence, falsified data, bribery, takeovers and cultivation of regulatory bodies. Its rise and torrid controversies cover a long period starting with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs, chemicals used as insulators for electrical transformers) in the 1940s and moving on to dioxin (a contaminant of Agent Orange used to defoliate Vietnam), glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide), recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH, a hormone injected into dairy cows to increase their milk production), and genetic modified organisms (GMOs). Its key aim in dealing with ...
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New UN Report Blames Pesticides for Food Insecurity 17.3.2017 Environmental News Network
The United Nations says it’s time to overturn the myth that pesticides can feed the world and come up with better, safer ways of producing our food.
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APNewsBreak: Rare monk seal dies in fish farm off Hawaii 17.3.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

HONOLULU (AP) — An endangered Hawaiian monk seal has died after wandering into a net pen and becoming trapped at a fish farm that was partially funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Hawaii. Officials with NOAA said Thursday the death of the 10-year-old monk seal happened at Blue Ocean Mariculture, the same […]
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APNewsBreak: Rare Hawaiian seal drowns at NOAA-funded site 17.3.2017 AP National
HONOLULU (AP) -- An endangered Hawaiian monk seal has died after wandering into a net pen and becoming trapped at a fish farm that was partially funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Hawaii....
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California softens its proposed rule on pesticide use near schools 17.3.2017 LA Times: Business

Before using pesticides near California public schools, growers would have to notify school and county agricultural officials, under a revised draft regulation released Thursday — but the notification requirements would be less strenuous than what was proposed a few months ago.

In September, the...

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Mexican cartels moving drug crops into Oaxaca state 17.3.2017 Washington Post: World
A Mexican army general said his forces are increasingly coming under fire from drug traffickers protecting opium poppy plantations in Oaxaca state, where opium growers are moving production to take advantage of mountainous terrain and impoverished villages.
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