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Pesticides


'Huge Victory': Federal Appeals Court Orders EPA to Ban All Food Uses of Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

"EPA's time is now up," said the environmental law firm Earthjustice, which sued the agency on behalf of labor and public health groups.

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


80 Groups Blast US Interference in Mexico's Phaseout of Glyphosate and GM Corn

"We call on Secretary Vilsack and Trade Representative Tai, as key leaders in the new administration, to respect Mexico's decision to protect both public health and the integrity of Mexican farming."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Big Agriculture Is the Problem

You reap what you sow.

Natalie Bennett ·


New Study Finds Undisclosed Ingredients in Roundup Lethal to Bumblebees

Researchers found that one of the herbicide formulations killed 96% of the bees within 24 hours.

Jenna McGuire, staff writer ·


To Bust Monopoly Power, Start With the Companies Controlling Our Food

Busting the monopoly power of abusive and arrogant food giants is broadly popular—even in Congress.

Jim Hightower ·


Despite Declining U.S. Pesticide Use, Toxicity to Bees Doubled in a Decade: Study

The findings, said the study's lead researcher, "call for action to reduce the pesticide toxicity applied in agriculture worldwide."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


Mexico's Decision to Ban Glyphosate Has Rocked the Agribusiness World

GM corn presidential decree comes despite intense pressure from industry, U.S. authorities.

Timothy A. Wise ·


Biden's Efforts on Climate Is a Start—But What About Including Biodiversity?

With approximately one million plant and animal species threatened by extinction, the loss of our natural habitats is as much of a global crisis as climate change.

Johanna von Braun ·


Biden Urged to 'Be the Hero' to Save American Bumblebee From Extinction

"It is our hope that the Biden administration grasps the gravity of this moment."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


'Nature Is Under Siege': Scientists Sound Alarm About Insect Apocalypse

The lead author of the new research package notes that insects "are absolutely the fabric by which Mother Nature and the tree of life are built."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·