All Articles on Pesticides

Organic farming has brought environmental benefits—healthier soils, freedom from toxic pesticides and herbicides—to 6.5 million acres in the U.S. (Photo: Jeff K/Flickr) News
Groundbreaking Study Shows Organic Diets Drastically Lower Glyphosate Levels in the Body
"We all have the right to food that is free of toxic pesticides."
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Democratic Bill Banning Toxic Pesticides in US Applauded as 'Much-Needed' Step to Protect Kids and the Planet
"The Protect America's Children from Toxic Pesticides Act says what we all know to be true: that nerve agents have no place on our food, in our workplaces, and in our communities."
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A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farmer works on his field in Ghent, Belgium on May 21, 2020. News
Fridays for Future Europe Calls for Transforming Agricultural Policy to Tackle the Climate Crisis
"E.U. politicians must recognize that a great hope to combat the climate crisis and the collapse of biodiversity lies in agriculture."
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Poisons Mean Extinction: For Bees and Humanity
Protecting bees is an ecological duty, pushing them to extinction is an ecological crime. The threat to bees is a threat to humanity.
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A red admiral butterfly  stands on a flower in an urban garden in the city center on August 9, 2018 in Berlin. News
'Silent Spring Is Already Here': Global Study Shows Nearly 25% Drop in Insect Population Over 30 Years
"We keep getting clear signs that the way we live and the actions we take are having severe consequences."
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Earth Day, the first one and all of its 50 anniversaries remain days of hope. (Photo: Sanmonku) Views
My Earth Day
We still need to demonstrate that we can rebuild the economy in a way that preserves life on this blue planet. Earth Day+50 is the time to do that.
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Locust nymphs aggregated on the ground at a hatch site near Isiolo town in eastern Kenya on Feb. 25, 2020 News
'Unprecedented Threat' for East Africa as Larger Second Wave of Locust Crisis Arrives Amid Pandemic
As the coronavirus outbreak delays efforts to eradicate the pests, experts warn locust swarms could grow 20-fold.
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With Nation Distracted by Public Health and Economic Crises, Trump Moves to Allow GMO Crops in Wildlife Refuges
"Only the Trump administration would aggressively promote the use of crops genetically engineered for pesticide tolerance on wildlife refuges."
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Locusts swarm from ground vegetation News
'A Scourge of Biblical Proportions': UN Leaders Sound Alarm on East Africa Locust Crisis in Call for Global Response
The worst outbreak in decades has devastated crops across a region already enduring food insecurity, conflict, and climate impacts.
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Brad Rose looks at rows of soybean plants that show signs of having been affected by Dicamba use on Aug 9, 2017 News
'Victory for Farmers' as Jury Awards Grower $265 Million in Damages From Drift of Monsanto's Dicamba
"This verdict is just the tip of the iceberg."
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