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Continued Battle Over Pesticide Raises Questions About Role Of Science In Regulation - Capital Public Radio News

Aug 14, 2017

Capital Public Radio News

Continued Battle Over Pesticide Raises Questions About Role Of Science In Regulation
Capital Public Radio News
So in 2007, environmental groups like Pesticide Action Network and the Natural Resources Defense Council started putting legal pressure on the EPA to consider banning chlorpyrifos altogether. And in 2015, a panel of EPA scientists finally did issue a ...

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Trump's environmental agenda is crashing into the courts - Vox

Aug 11, 2017

Vox

Trump's environmental agenda is crashing into the courts
Vox
In April, the NRDC and the Pesticide Action Network sued the EPA over its decision to discontinue efforts to ban a certain insecticide associated with negative health risks. Five states and the District of Columbia have since joined that case against ...

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Push To Ban Popular Pesticide Is Based On 'Junk Science' - The Daily Caller

Aug 10, 2017

Push To Ban Popular Pesticide Is Based On 'Junk Science'
The Daily Caller
The environmental group Pesticide Action Network (PAN) petitioned the EPA in 2016 to outlaw the use of chlorpyrifos as a pesticide. The agency investigated the neurological dangers posed by chlorpyrifos, relying on one study that claimed to have found ...

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While regulators debate pesticide safety, California farmworkers keep getting sick - The New Food Economy

Aug 8, 2017

The New Food Economy

While regulators debate pesticide safety, California farmworkers keep getting sick
The New Food Economy
On the morning of August 2, 2017, farmworkers harvesting garlic outside Bakersfield, California started to display alarming symptoms during a 4 a.m. shift. Some noticed a strong soapy taste in their mouths. Others experienced headaches and nausea.

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Western Growers Supports US Appeals Court's Chlorpyrifos Decision - Growing Produce

Aug 6, 2017

Growing Produce

Western Growers Supports US Appeals Court's Chlorpyrifos Decision
Growing Produce
In September 2007, the Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed a petition calling for the EPA to revoke all tolerances for the pesticide chlorpyrifos and cancel all chlorpyrifos registrations.

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Insecticide Scare Causes Supermarket Giant Aldi to Pull Eggs From German Stores - Modern Farmer

Aug 4, 2017

Insecticide Scare Causes Supermarket Giant Aldi to Pull Eggs From German Stores
Modern Farmer
Reacting to an unfolding scandal regarding the use of an illegal insecticide on commercial egg-laying hens in Belgium and the Netherlands, European supermarket giant Aldi has pulled all eggs from its nearly 4,000 stores in Germany due to the potential ...

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Viewpoint: Activists fuel public's disconnect from modern agriculture–and it hurts farmers - Genetic Literacy Project

Aug 3, 2017

Genetic Literacy Project

Viewpoint: Activists fuel public's disconnect from modern agriculture–and it hurts farmers
Genetic Literacy Project
While driving on Kauai's Kuhio Highway in the pre-dawn hours, I came upon a large sow and four piglets, all dead alongside the road just north of Anahola, apparent victims of a vehicular collision. I'd never encountered quite that scale of porcine ...

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Senators seek to force EPA to ban use of chlorpyrifos - Delta Farm Press

Jul 26, 2017

Delta Farm Press

Senators seek to force EPA to ban use of chlorpyrifos
Delta Farm Press
On July 18 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined to direct the Environmental Protection agency to act on a lawsuit brought by the Pesticide Action Network North America and the Natural Resources Defense Council that would have required EPA to ...

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Dems Offer Bill to Ban Chlorpyrifos - DTN The Progressive Farmer (registration) (blog)

Jul 25, 2017

Dems Offer Bill to Ban Chlorpyrifos
DTN The Progressive Farmer (registration) (blog)
The road to the proposed chlorpyrifos ban began when the Pesticide Action Network North America and Natural Resources Defense Council filed a petition in 2007 to force EPA to take action on chlorpyrifos, based on concerns over drinking water. In June ...

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