pesticide use

Boosting Hopes for Total Ban, EU Regulator’s New Assessment Confirms Neonics’ Harm to Bees

We would loose one third of our crops without these hard working pollinators. Rights of Nature now!  “Any ban on these damaging pesticides must go hand in hand with a fundamental reform of agriculture policy to help farmers work in harmony with nature —not against it. A major shift to agroecology is needed to allow …

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California Court Ruling Ends Decades of State Pesticide Spraying

California supports right to know for it’s citizens! Thank you to the groups who filed this lawsuit, big time heroes….. ““The judge has told the state that harmful pesticides simply can’t be sprayed indiscriminately, without robust consideration of impacts on people, animals and water,” said Bill Allayaud, California director of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group. “The ruling …

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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 Monsanto’s brazen tactics in attempting to prove that RoundUp is safe. Apparently the European parliament …

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“The Inconveniences of living near a vineyard” by Robert Butler of the Washington Post

Would you buy a home next to a vineyard knowing the millions pounds of chemicals that are being used, the water and air fouled and high cancer rates that are firmly established by multiple studies? ” ….But, loss of ambiance notwithstanding, a neighbor whose house is located close to the vines (thankfully, mine is not) …

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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 Rosa Press Democrat: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6805574-181/sundays-letters-to-the-editor A tax on grapes EDITOR: The approval of Measure A, taxing …

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Fearing pesticides reach

The wine industry admits to their over 2 million pounds of chemicals in Sonoma County they use yearly in the following article. Napa is number one in childhood cancer rates and Sonoma is not far behind. The Dept. of Pesticide Regulations acknowledges that drift cannot be stopped when spraying. Our entire ecological world is being affected by chemical …

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