toxic pesticides

EPA Report on Neonics Proves US Has ‘Five-Alarm Fire’ on Its Hands

EPA Report on Neonics Proves US Has ‘Five-Alarm Fire’ on Its Hands (Common Dreams) Editor Note: These are pesticides used in Sonoma and Napa vineyards. The price paid for a glass of wine doesn’t reflect the real price we pay for environmental degradation. “There’s now no question that neonicotinoids play an outsized role in our […]

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EPA Thumbs Nose at Court Order, Says Farmers Can Still Use Illegal Dicamba Herbicides

Glyphosate alternative due to weed resistance…. Above the law: EPA Thumbs Nose at Court Order, Says Farmers Can Still Use Illegal Dicamba Herbicide June 9, 2020 U.S. Right to Know by Carey Gillam The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday declared it would not immediately honor a court ruling handed down last week that banned certain herbicides made by

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As Homes Become Classrooms, Calif. Gov. Newsom Moves To Protect Kids From Pesticide Drift

  As Homes Become Classrooms, Calif. Gov. Newsom Moves To … https://www.ewg.org/release/newsom-moves-protect-kids-pesticide-drift-homes-become-classrooms California Gov. Gavin Newsom has directed all counties to tighten restrictions on pesticide spraying near homes, to protect children from toxic chemicals drifting from crop fields while they are homebound during the coronavirus pandemic. Newsome’s order signals a new approach to California agriculture

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Glyphosate and other pesticides linked with increased risk of childhood leukemia

Note: currently SB 1398 in in the California legislature that would require posting of synthetic pesticides within a 1/4 mile of schools 3 days prior. In addition the bill would require reports showing what impacted schools and the pesticides used. Let your representative know we want this. “The researchers found that use of any carcinogenic

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EPA Approves more Toxic Pesticides

The Center for Biological Diversity released a report yesterday, looking at recent pesticide product approvals by the EPA: “We found that in 2017 and 2018, the EPA approved many pesticide products containing ingredients widely considered to be the most dangerous still in use, including some that have been banned in multiple countries or targeted for replacement

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Pam Strayer calls out PD, SF Chron and NB Biz Journal on Sonoma wine industry greenwashing

Pam’s commentary: https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/industrynews/wineindustry/10039746-181/sonoma-wine-grapes-business-sustainable-environment https://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/10031318-181/sonoma-county-grape-growers-reach Karissa fails to mention that in 2017, Sonoma’s sustainable wine grape growers used more than 74,000 pounds of glyphosate on their vines. In the meantime, cities in Sonoma and Napa have been banning glyphosate left and right. The entire county of Sonoma banned it from any county owned property as did

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