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Andrew Olsen
Andrew Olsen's blog
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Fumigants are the most dangerous pesticides on the market. Applied in massive quantities to the soil before crops are planted, they are among the most toxic and difficult-to-control chemicals used in farming. They drift, poison entire communities, and keep our farm economy tethered to toxic pesticides.

 

Andrew Olsen
Andrew Olsen's blog
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This report presents the results of an air monitoring experiment in Watsonville, located in Santa Cruz County, California. Between November 3 and November 12, 2014, a total of 18 12-hour samples were collected at a residence in Watsonville adjacent to two chloropicrin applications on two fields that occurred on November 3 and November 5.

 

Andrew Olsen
Andrew Olsen's blog
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Honey bees and pollinators are declining at alarming rates. Since 2006, beekeepers nationwide have reported losing an average of 30% of their bees per year. Minnesota beekeepers lost 54.5% of their colonies in the 2012–2013 season.

Andrew Olsen
Andrew Olsen's blog
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Five of the world’s six largest genetically engineered (GE) seed and pesticide corporations  use Hawai’i to field test new crops and raise parent seeds for markets on the mainland. This trend is on the rise. From 2010 to 2013, the U.S.

Andrew Olsen
Andrew Olsen's blog
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By 1982, the luster of industrial agriculture—the so-called “Green Revolution”—had faded in developing countries.