Tag Archives: pesticide use

Toxic Scorecard for politicians from EWG

Environmental Working Group publishes voting scorecard on toxics ahead of November elections. How do your representatives rank? “While the administration is not on the ballot this November, members of Congress who stood by or actively aided and abetted Trump’s corrupt…

 

Will Switzerland Ban Synthetic Pesticides?

“….Bhutan said that as one of the only places in the world that can claim it is phasing out synthetic pesticides en masse, it would be ideally placed to recoup any losses once other nations wake up and realize that…

 

How Irvine Became SoCal’s First Non-Toxic City

Here’s a blueprint for action to help other communities’ to go toxic free. Marin County and Sonoma County have been reducing toxic use in public spaces for years. “But Thompson, a resident of the Irvine neighborhood of Quail Hill, wasn’t…

 

EU Approves Controversial Bayer-Monsanto Merger

Grow your own? “ “This merger will create the world’s biggest and most powerful agribusiness corporation, which will try to force its genetically modified seeds and toxic pesticides into our food and countryside,” Adrian Bebb, food and farming campaigner at…

 

Monsanto Banned From European Parliament

MEPs withdraw parliamentary access after the firm shunned a hearing into allegations that it unduly influenced studies into the safety of glyphosate used in its RoundUp weedkiller By Arthur Neslen for the Guardian, 9/28/17 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/28/monsanto-banned-from-european-parliament?CMP=share_btn_link We’ve published previous articles about…

 

UPDATE: TAX ON WINE GRAPES AS WELL AS ON CANNABIS?

MARCH 26, 2017 UPDATE: The reaction of residents to the idea of taxing the wine industry for grapes in the same way cannabis growers are being taxed on marijuana crops is growing, as evidenced by another letter in yesterday’s Santa…