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EPA Relaxed Dicamba Regulations Following Monsanto Research, Records Show

By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze In case anyone might be surprised to learn that the EPA eased regulations on the toxic and volatile herbicide dicamba after receiving industry research from Monsanto, reports are surfacing that the government agency did just that. Indeed, the agency weakened protections the agency itself…

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Syngenta to Pay Farmers $1.5 Billion in Massive GMO Corn Settlement

A $1.51 billion settlement has been reached in the nationwide class action lawsuit filed in Kansas federal court over Syngenta’s genetically modified corn seed.  It is believed to be the largest agricultural litigation settlement in U.S. history.  The settlement covers all U.S. corn producers – farmers and crop share landlords…

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Beekeepers Fuming, This Govt Will No Longer Look at Pesticides for Mass Bee Deaths

By Heather Callaghan, Editor How do you make a problem disappear? Simple. Pretend it doesn’t exist. Simply remove the culprit from the equation. That’s what the French government is doing even though pesticides have created problem after problem for French farmers, wine makers and beekeepers. French beekeepers…

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Healthy to Eat, Unhealthy to Grow: Strawberries Embody the Contradictions of California Agriculture

By Julie Guthman, University of California, Santa Cruz Agricultural abundance is a pillar of the California dream. In 2016 the state turned out more than US$45 billion worth of meat, milk and crops. Long before nutritionists agreed that fresh fruits and vegetables should be the…

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Songbirds Have Lost Their Way Thanks to This Common Pesticide

By Heather Callaghan, Editor A groundbreaking study is showing once and for all that despite safety claims, insecticides called neonicotinoids have a direct effect on the health and travels of songbirds. Inhabitat reports: Reportedly, this is the first study to show that imidacloprid (neonicotinoid) and chlorpyrifos (organophosphate)…

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Researchers Warn How Pesticides Are Secretly Growing Antibiotic Resistance

By Heather Callaghan, Editor More emphasis needs to be placed on antibiotic stewardship…Otherwise, new drugs will fail rapidly and be lost to humanity. The first team of researchers ever to discover that the world’s most popular pesticides and herbicides increase the antibiotic resistance crisis have conducted another…

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