EPA

Brett Wilkins, staff writer
The Environmental Protection Agency is ignoring scientific evidence of the harm of the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos—including from its own researchers—and delaying a decision on the chemical's use. (Photo: Getty Images)
The neurotoxin—which EPA scientists wanted to ban during the Obama administration—has been shown to damage children's brains and to harm farmworkers and animals.
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Atrazine is mostly use on corn, according to Civil Eats, "but also on sorghum, sugarcane, and a few other crops, as well as on golf courses, Christmas tree farms, and in residential landscaping." (Photo: TumblingRun/flickr/cc)
One critic warned that "this decision imperils the health of our children and...
Lisa Newcomb, staff writer
"We need leaders who step up and propose solutions. Instead, we get President...

Further

The Environmental Working Group has released its annual “Dirty Dozen” list ranking non-organic fruits and vegetables most contaminated with pesticides, based on the sensible notion that while the USDA says most samples meet legal limits, "legal doesn't always mean safe." Apples, already effectively banned in Europe for DPA, lead the list. Other horrors: The Dirty Dozen Plus is headed by kale and collard greens, a single grape contained 15 pesticides, an average potato is worse than anything...