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GMO Opponents File Suit to Block EPA Approved Enlist Duo Weed Killer

Jon Entine | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Jon Entine

Crop biotechnology critics and non-governmental (NGO) activist groups are threatening to go to court in an attempt to block the use of Dow AgroScience's Enlist Duo herbicide weed killer. The Environmental Protection Agency announced formal approval of the herbicides on Wednesday.

Childhood Pesticide Lessons And A Father's Life

Eric Pape | Posted 11.16.2013 | Hawaii
Eric Pape

As the debate about biotech, GMOs and pesticides continues to roil Hawaii, I can empathize with farmers who aren't too different from my dad, who labor to find a way to earn a living in a tough, competitive profession. And I know that for them, it can be tempting to believe people who tell you that their new tools are safe because it makes the daily grind of work easier.

GMOs Are Tearing This Tropical Paradise Apart

www.salon.com | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

According to state pesticide records, 18 tons of 22 Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs – pesticides that require special permits) are sprayed each year...

Hey, Non-GMO Activist: Monsanto's CEO Thinks You're an Elitist

Anna Lappé | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Anna Lappé

While biotech proponents love to talk about the promise of drought-resistant, nitrogen-efficient, and nutritionally enhanced varieties, to date, commercialized genetically engineered crop varieties have been mostly limited to two types: those developed to resist a proprietary herbicide, and those engineered to produce a specific insecticide.

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.

The 15 Fruits & Vegetables Least Contaminated By Pesticides

Posted 04.24.2013 | Green

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its ninth annual list of fruits and vegetables that are the most and least likely to be contaminate...

'Breasts': An Interview With Author Florence Williams

Molly Rauch | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Molly Rauch

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I sat down recently with Florence Williams, author of the book, BREASTS: A Natural and Unnatural History, to talk about breast health and what's really in our breast milk.

Autism and Chemicals, Cancer Report Under Fire and Kudos!

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 07.09.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Congratulations to these amazing visionaries; we are so grateful for their support and thankful as they continue to expand the healthy parenting movement!

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.

NRDC Files Lawsuit Blocking Untested Nanosilver Pesticide From Clothing

Jennifer Sass | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green
Jennifer Sass

Today we filed a federal lawsuit to block nanosilver, a potent antimicrobial pesticide, from market access. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

Armed With Pesticide, Bug Spray Bandit Robs Bank

Posted 01.08.2012 | Weird News

He was armed and dangerous -- particularly to insects. Law enforcement officials in California are seeking information about a man who robbed a Ran...

Their Spray Rigs in a Twist

Ken Cook | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green
Ken Cook

It apparently doesn't occur to the pesticide-produce lobby that the reason sales for organic products have surged is because they taste better and don't deliver toxic pesticides into one's daily diet.

Escape from the Heartland - Atrazine, Susan G. Komen, and KFC

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Steingraber

When you are peddling fried chicken breasts in the name of addressing breast cancer, you are distracting us from an ongoing battle about the use of atrazine in the creation of that food.

Is Your Lawn "Green"?

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Waylon Lewis

"Pesticide," as most of us know, is a fancy word for "poison." Injested through food (say, on your apple tree), it's really bad. Runoff into our waterways, real bad.

EPA cancelling toxic pesticide, endosulfan

Jennifer Sass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Sass

Today, after years of pushing by NRDC and others, EPA announced that it is cancelling all - ALL- uses of the pesticide endosulfan. Yay! Endosulfa...

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 ...

EPA Decides to Take a New Look at Atrazine

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Wetzler

Today the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will initiate a review of the health and environmental effects of atrazine, one of the most widely used pesticides in the United States.

Health Care: Scientific or Rational?

Kim Evans | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Evans

It's time we started thinking about things differently. If a reliance on proven demonstrated science has gotten us exactly to where we are now, perhaps a shift of focus to rational is the best move we can make.

Agricultural Pesticides a Major Threat to Lions

Panthera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Panthera

Sold legally to farmers for their crops, Furadan is all too accessible to herders, ranchers and pastoralists who use it to poison predators which might kill their livestock.