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USDA Greenlights Dow's 2,4-D Seeds

Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Food
Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman

USDA welcomed in the new year by presenting Dow AgroSciences with a bountiful gift: a virtual green light for the pesticide company's new genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybean seeds. These crops are designed specifically to be used with Dow's infamous herbicide, 2,4-D.

The Farallon Islands Mouse Eradication Project: The 'Con' in Conservation

Maggie Sergio | Posted 03.09.2014 | Green
Maggie Sergio

If this 1.3 metric ton poison drop is allowed to move forward, thousands of wild animals will be inhumanely poisoned, and in turn, those killed become a poisoned food source for other animals.

Monsanto Money Buys WA Election

Paul Towers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Paul Towers

But the good news is that Washingtonians, and many across the country, have deepened their understanding of what GE crops mean to our food system -- and how they drive up hazardous pesticide use.

Kaua'i Triumphs Over Pesticide Corporations -- Again!

Paul Towers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Hawaii
Paul Towers

Many will be watching closely as the Big Island continues the fight today, with a bill that would prohibit the production of GE crops. And while GMO seeds haven't been as widely introduced on that island, concerned residents there aren't waiting around.

Will California Save the Bees?

Paul Towers | Posted 10.28.2013 | Green
Paul Towers

Pesticide industry lobbyists and allies tried to divert attention to issues like the pesky Varroa mite and the lack of food or forage for bees. As I've mentioned before, it's a common industry tactic to redirect attention away from pesticides to issues that face less opposition.

Beekeepers Wanted

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

You may have recently heard the buzz about the world's bees disappearing but you're not quite sure what the big deal is all about. "What's up with the bees?" you ask your country bumpkin friends. Oh, you ignorant urbanite! I know your type.

For a Responsible Approach to Bee Health, Ignore the Activists

Jeff Stier | Posted 07.20.2013 | Media
Jeff Stier

The green groups' approach to bee health doesn't just raise questions about their agenda, it answers them. So long as there's political hay to be made, they'd just as soon let the bees keep on dying.

Lynne Peeples

Food Fight: Biotech Spends Millions To Fight GMO Labels As Critics Warn Of Rising Pesticide Use, Health Risks

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green

On page 16 of the Biotechnology Basics Activity Book, a "Kidz Quiz" asks the question, "Does biotechnology help people reduce their use of pesticides?...

Why GE Labeling Is Monsanto's Worst Nightmare

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.16.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, senior scientist at Pesticide Action Network Recent media coverage of Prop 37, the California Right to Know Genetically En...

Drift Happens

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, senior scientist at Pesticide Action Network Imagine an invisible cloud of a cancer-causing weedkiller drifting slowly acros...

This Mother's Day, Mother Earth Wants You

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.10.2012 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

What a new report found is that women tend to support clean air, clean water, and overall environmental protections within the aim of promoting public health and resource conservation for future generations.

Queen Bees Are Demanding some R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Fool!

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

Researchers worldwide have been scrambling to discover why bees are dying in record numbers. If you're not a huge fan of the bee, why should this matter to you? Well, if you like to eat food, you should be concerned.

Widely-Used Pesticides Killing Bees

Heather Pilatic | Posted 05.29.2012 | Green
Heather Pilatic

Pesticides are prevalent, persistent and more scientists confirm everyday that they are making bees sick (or dead). The sad truth? Beekeepers have been sounding this alarm from the ground for years. Would that we had listened.

On the Menu This Week: Pesticides

James Thornton | Posted 07.09.2011 | Green
James Thornton

European Food Safety Authority's repeated lack of transparency and a recent report showing the business interests of senior EFSA officials suggests that in its current form EFSA is not that organization.

Pesticide Regulation Head Leaves Post For Chemical Giant

Civil Eats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

California's top pesticide regulator is leaving her job to work for Clorox. Mary-Ann Warmerdam, the director of the Department of Pesticide Regulation...

A Green New Year's Resolution: Quit the Pesticide Man

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

Here in the Bay Area where I live, according to the EPA, all of our creeks are contaminated with significant levels of pesticides, especially diazinon...

Cancer-free Strawberries Please!

Ana Joanes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ana Joanes

My little girl is barely 10-months and I just love to watch her eat a strawberry, leaving her little face and fingers red and sticky! But I only give ...

Strawberry Showdown: No Methyl Iodide with My Shortcake, Please

Naomi Starkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Naomi Starkman

Commercially grown strawberries and tomatoes in California could start getting an unhealthy dose of the highly toxic methyl iodide. Among scientists' greatest concerns is the pesticide's ability to cause spontaneous abortion late in pregnancy.

Spring Gardening 2010: Compost Is In, Chemicals Are So Out!

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

Are home gardeners going to be hoodwinked this season into buying more chemicals to feed their crops and contaminate their entire zip codes or will they smarten up and go organic?

Big Barack Bummer

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

It's disappointing that the Obama Administration is not providing the visionary leadership on agriculture, like it is in some many other policy areas.

Green Edge 6: The Case for Organic Cotton

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Tepper Marlin

At the Organic World Congress in Modena, two researchers for the Pesticide Action Network (PAN), Alexandra Perschau and Damien Sanfilippo, list the pr...