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want to know why a large portion of the us doesn't trust big ag or government findings?

There are 60,000 unregulated chemicals in use by chemical companies right now and the EPA/FDA/USDA aren't regulating. This is a frightening David-vs-Goliath New York Times piece which is well worth the read. Here are a couple snippets: Bilott learned from the documents that 3M and DuPont had been conducting secret medical studies on PFOA for […]

Posted: January 8 2016
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federal action on insecticides harmful to bees

EPA is making moves again on neonicotinoid insecticides with report saying--- in a dramatic understatement typical of the agency that has rarely regulated agricultural chemicals with any rigor ----that the insecticide in question (imidacloprid): "Potentially poses risk to hives when the pesticide comes in contact with certain crops that attract pollinators." You have 60 days to […]

Posted: January 6 2016
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heck yes, the EPA revokes new DOW pesticide for GMO crops

“E.P.A. can no longer be confident that Enlist Duo will not cause risks of concern to nontarget organisms, including those listed as endangered, when used according to the approved label,” the agency said in its filing to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. Read more at the New […]

Posted: November 29 2015
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EPA (finally) updates (antediluvian) standards to protect farm workers from pesticides

Seeing as the the USDA's worker-training about pesticide safety still (very necessarily) includes the above image and instructions, we couldn't welcome these development more. The new revisions to EPA standards "give farmworkers health protections under the law similar to those already afforded to workers in other industries." You can read the full list of revisions […]

Posted: October 4 2015
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young farmers: pay attention

Here is the house committee ag chairman Lucas ranting about the EPA's unachievable and radical environmental proposal - http://agriculture.house.gov/keyissues-spraydrift.shtml As neighbors in the ag- landscape many of us are keen for regulation of spray-drift. How many of us? This is old news this spray drift issue-- but not many of us have weighed in on it. […]

Posted: January 8 2011