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EPA issued ’emergency’ approval to spray 16 million acres with bee-killing pesticide

Down Chemical is the major manufacturer along with chlorpyrifos (so bad for children China even banned it…… and one of first acts in Trump Administration was approval) ….also major Trump donor…. “But that was the pre-Trump EPA. As EcoWatch reports, in 2018 the EPA issued what it called “emergency” approvals to spray the substance that is “very […]

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Pesticide Near School Poses Potential Health Risks

Pesticide Near School Poses Potential Health Risks By Megan Kaun and Nichole Warwick As our children return to school, beauty surrounds many Sonoma County campuses, with bucolic hillsides and sprawling farmland. Yet, unseen toxicity lies within and around these rural schools. For the first time, data about this toxicity is now available to inform parents

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Organic 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 Saturday, May 12th, 1 – 3 PM Napa Valley

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Court of Appeals Rejects California’s Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides

Good news from our friends at Earthjustice fighting the good fight…. https://earthjustice.org/news/press/2017/court-of-appeal-rejects-california-s-approval-of-bee-killing-pesticides September 20, 2017 San Francisco, CA —The First District California Court of Appeal issued an opinion Tuesday in a lawsuit challenging a California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) decision to approve additional uses for two bee-killing pesticides without disclosing the impact on honeybees.

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Ag Pesticides in California linked to childhood cancers…….

With over 189 million pounds of pesticides, herbicides and insecticides applied to farm fields in the state, our most vulnerable population, children are facing huge health risks. How can anyone have a morally defensible position to continue these practices? Napa is #1 in childhood cancer rates and Sonoma is #3. According to the California Dept. of Pesticide

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