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EPA Fails to Follow Landmark Law to Protect Children from Pesticides in Food

The landmark Food Quality Protection Act requires the Environmental Protection Agency to protect children’s health by applying an extra margin of safety to legal limits for pesticides in food. But an investigation by EWG, published this week in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, found that the…

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EPA Now Claims Glyphosate, the Main Ingredient in Roundup, Doesn’t Cause Cancer

By Derrick Broze The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reaffirmed their belief that glyphosate is not a carcinogen, despite initially concluding the chemical was probably carcinogenic. On Thursday, the EPA concluded a regulatory review of glyphosate and found that the most widely used herbicide…

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Chlorpyrifos: Playing Pesticide Politics with Children’s Health

By Children’s Health Defense Chlorpyrifos—described by some as “the most dangerous pesticide you’ve never heard of”—is an insect-killing organophosphate. Organophosphates trace their roots back to Nazi-era IG Farben nerve gases; contemporary scientists still describe the compounds as “junior-strength nerve agents” that have a mechanism of action comparable to sarin. Dow Chemical—the…

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Trump EPA Approves “Emergency” Use of Bee-killing Pesticide On 13.9 Million Acres For The Next 4-6 Years

By Arjun Walia In Brief The Facts: The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced “emergency” approvals to spray sulfoxaflor — an insecticide considered “very highly toxic” to bees — on nearly 14 million acres of crops known to attract bees. Reflect On: Why do corrupt federal…

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Trump EPA Sides With Bayer/Monsanto, Claims Cancer-Causing Weedkiller ‘Safe’

By Alex Formuzis The Environmental Protection Agency said today the active ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto’s carcinogenic weedkiller Roundup is safe, ignoring a growing body of independent research showing a strong connection between glyphosate and cancer in humans. “Today’s decision by Administrator Wheeler, like virtually every one…

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Third Roundup-Cancer Lawsuit Exposes Cozy Relationship Between the EPA and Monsanto

By Derrick Broze A third lawsuit related to claims that Monsanto’s Roundup causes cancer has revealed new details about the cozy relationship between the biotech giant and U.S. regulators. On Monday, Monsanto Co. corporate spokesman William Reeves admitted the corporation has regularly communicated with U.S….

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You Won’t Believe How Much Contaminated Water is Pouring From Mine Sites in At Least NINE States

By Dagny Taggart Yesterday, the Associated Press published an exclusive report with an alarming headline: “50m Gallons of Polluted Water Pours Daily From US Mine Sites.” According to the report, millions of gallons of contaminated water tainted with arsenic, lead, and other toxic metals flow…

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EPA Declares Fake “Emergency” to Allow Dumping of Bee-Killing Pesticides on 16 Million Acres

By Elias Marat The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted “emergency” clearance to sulfoxaflor – an insecticide that, by the agency’s own admission, is considered “very highly toxic” to bees. Sulfoxaflor will be used on over 16 million acres of crops that are attractive to bees….

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Want Some Weedkiller for Breakfast? Here’s What You Can Do to Avoid the Poison in Nearly All Dry Breakfast Foods

By Meadow Clark Does your favorite cereal contain glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller? The answer is most likely YES! Oatmeal, cereal, snack bars, and other dry goods now found to contain glyphosate at levels deemed “unsafe.” After months of reports trickling in…

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Glyphosate Should Be Banned By EPA And The Law—It’s A Hormone Disruptor

By Catherine J. Frompovich More and more information is surfacing, almost daily, about adverse health effects regarding herbicides, pesticides and agricultural chemicals, specifically glyphosate, the prime active in Monsanto’s Roundup®. What consumers need to know is that most crops now are “staged” several days prior…

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