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STOP USING PESTICIDES: EPA Inaction Blamed as US Bees Suffer Second Highest Colony Losses on Record

Pesticides threatening the food supply. “It will take meaningful policy protection and rapid market change to reverse these unsustainable declines in honey bees and to protect the future of our food supply,” he added.” EPA Inaction Blamed as US Bees Suffer Second Highest Colony Losses on Record Bees are an integral part of California’s nearly …

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Swiss voters to cast ballots on pesticide-free farming amid climate of fear

“….US litigation has recently resulted in the release of hundreds of secret Syngenta documents – the so-called Paraquat Papers (click link for study) – that show how the Swiss agrochemical giant used manipulated data, and “safety” measures it knew were ineffective, to keep its highly toxic weedkiller on the market – despite thousands of deaths.” …

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Local Hero: Julie Royes making Rohnert Park public spaces safe for all

WE DID IT!!! After two years of heartfelt work, patience and dedication — the parks and playgrounds in Rohnert Park are now safer for our families, pets, pollinators and the environment! Starting this week, Rohnert Park is no long relying on synthetic pesticides for weed abatement in parks. Please see the press release below.  Thank …

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France Becomes First Country in Europe to Ban All Five Pesticides Killing Bees

France becomes first country in Europe to ban all five pesticides killing bees  The Telegraph: by Henry Samuel, Paris France’s new ban on pesticides will go further than those of the EU, in a bid to protect the country’s declining bee population  Credit: reuters Follow France will take a radical step towards protecting its dwindling …

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Oregon Democrats push EPA to justify use of pesticide ‘highly toxic’ to bees: The Hill

Trump administration priorities: profit at all costs. “The letter follows two recent lawsuits from environmental groups who say the EPA relied too heavily on industry studies when approving sulfoxaflor.  An EPA official told reporters when the new policy was unveiled that “most of the studies that we used were indeed sponsored by industry. That is …

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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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