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Popular organic weed-control product found to include banned chemicals

It seemed too good to be true, and it may have been. The Cailfornia Deptpartment of Food and Agriculture has issued a stop-use order for Agro Gold Weed Slayer.
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Germany pulls Moroccan peppers due to toxic pesticide use

German authorities decided on Thursday to withdraw Moroccan peppers from their market after finding a high concentration of pesticide residue.
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Will rising temperatures make rice too toxic?

Greenhouse experiments reveal how higher temperatures act to elevate arsenic levels in rice and may help focus efforts to solve a crisis threatening food systems around the world.
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Toxic PFAS chemicals discovered in hundreds of products

Climbing ropes, guitar strings, and hand sanitizer are among the newly reported uses for the toxic “forever” chemicals.
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New recipe: Fish consumption advisory substitutes safety for scare

Despite longstanding alerts about the potential dangers of eating fish caught in the Anacostia River, some anglers aren't getting the message.

www.nytimes.com
Justice

School lunch program supplier sold juice with high arsenic levels, U.S. says in lawsuit

F.D.A. inspectors also said that the supplier, Valley Processing of Sunnyside, Wash., used rotting or moldy apples and pears, in addition to expired concentrate, to make juice.
www.politico.com
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‘I will be left with nothing’: Why Colombians are watching the U.S. election closely

Anxiety is growing over the revival of a controversial coca eradication strategy, backed by the Trump administration.
www.thechronicleherald.ca
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It's time that Canada stopped registering glyphosate, Ecojustice lawyer says

The Canadian government should stop blindly endorsing glyphosate, says a Toronto lawyer.

www.businessinsider.com
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Blue Bell ice cream's ex-CEO covered up Listeria contamination, DOJ alleges

The Department of Justice charged the former president and CEO of Blue Bell Creameries with seven counts of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, alleging he worked to cover up Listeria contamination in its ice cream.

www.wired.com
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Babies may be drinking millions of microplastic particles a day

Scientists discover that baby bottles shed up to 16 million bits of plastic per liter of fluid. What that means for infants’ health, no one can yet say.
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In a dry state, farmers use oil wastewater to irrigate their fields, but is it safe?

A recent study found chemical concentrations in the wastewater met safety standards in one California county. Activists say more testing is needed.

www.jsonline.com
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DNR advises against eating deer liver from contaminated Marinette site

Testing found elevated chemical levels in tissue of white-tailed deer taken near the Johnson Controls/Tyco facility in Marinette.
www.abc.net.au
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Run-off from neo-nicotinoid agricultural chemical can affect health of prawns and oysters, research finds

A widely used agricultural chemical is found to affect the health and flesh quality of tiger prawns and Sydney rock oysters.

www.theguardian.com
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US chickens 'literally sitting in each other's waste' says RSPCA

US hens have half the living space of UK birds and are dipped in chlorinated water after slaughter to kill bacteria growing on them as a result of the birds "literally sitting in each other's waste", according to a new video being launched today by the RSPCA.

www.metrotimes.com
Toxics

Toilet to table: Michigan farmers feed crops with ‘toxic brew’ of human and industrial waste

Sewage sludge is a highly toxic, semi-solid blend of human feces and every pollutant that was discharged into the sewers.

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