Pesticides

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Brad Rose looks at rows of soybean plants that show signs of having been affected by dicamba use on August 9, 2017. He doesn't use it on his crops and he's assured by neighbors within a mile and a half that they haven't used it either. According to him, that means that the chemical had to travel about two miles to reach his crops. (Photo: The Washington Post)
One critic charged that the agency "has shown such callous indifference to the damage dicamba has caused to farmers and wildlife alike."
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...
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...