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EPA sued over reapproval of key Roundup chemical

“One lawsuit against the EPA was filed Friday on behalf of the Center for Food Safety (CFS), Beyond Pesticides, the Rural Coalition, Organización en California de Lideres Campesinas, and the Farmworker Association of Florida. “EPA’s half-completed, biased, and unlawful approval sacrifices the health of farmworkers and endangered species at the altar of Monsanto profits,” said  CFS legal …

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Pesticide Use on California Farms at Near-Record Levels

Pesticide Use on California Farms at Near-Record Levels   Farmers in California, the nation’s top agricultural state, are applying near-record levels of pesticides despite the rising popularity of organic produce and concerns about the health of farmworkers and rural schoolchildren. A field in California’s Salinas Valley where pesticides were applied. (Pgiam/iStock phot The latest figures, …

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California Non Profits: Requesting sign on by Aug 27: letter to Governor on brain harming pesticide chlorpyrifos

From our amazing and hard working friends at Pesticide Action Network….Wine & Water Watch signed will your organization? Requesting sign on by Aug 27: letter to Governor on brain harming pesticide chlorpyrifos I’m writing to request that Wine and Water Watch consider signing onto the attached ORGANIZATIONAL letter calling on the Governor and the California Department …

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Appeals Court Tells EPA to Stop Sales of Harmful Pesticide

People over profits…..a win for the good guys. Appeals Court Tells EPA to Stop Sales of Harmful Pesticide The Environmental Protection Agency has been ordered to stop sales of a widely used pesticide within two months. Aug. 10, 2018, at 12:17 a.m. By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has …

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May 12th, Napa event “What’s on those Vines?” Organics vs. pesticides

What’s on those vines? What’s on that schoolyard? What’s in our groundwater? What are our children exposed to?   ORGANIC vs PESTICIDES   Wine & Water Watch with Napa Vision 2050 present PAM STRAYER, organic & Biodynamic wine researcher/writer and MEDHA CHANDRA, Pesticide Action Network North America on Saturday, May 12th, 1 – 3 PM …

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Pesticide Use on California Farms at Near-Record Levels

Federal Farm Bill (HR2) alert: Section 9101 would prevent cities, counties and states from preventing or restricting use of the most toxic pesticides on the planet, even if it risks children’s health or the environment. Section 9117 and 9118 allows farmers to spray drinking water sources without permits, negating the Clean Water Act. Section 9121 …

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