Pesticide from crop duster may have sickened farmworkers

A State Department of Agriculture report says a crop duster pilot spraying pesticide in a Parma field may be responsible for an incident in which Canyon County farmworkers were sickened by an unknown chemical.
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France to ban widely used crop fungicide over health concerns

France’s health and safety regulator has decided to ban a widely used crop fungicide after classifying it as a so-called endocrine disruptor posing risks for humans and the environment.
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EU bans UK's most-used pesticide over health and environment fears

One of the world's most common pesticides will soon be banned by the European Union after safety officials reported human health and environmental concerns.

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Arizona: Testing for contaminated med pot doesn't pass

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Syngenta Tri-Cities seed plant fined for pesticide spread problem

Tri-City seed company, Syngenta Seeds, had a spread of pesticide waste on its Pasco campus. It will pay a $20,000 fine after reaching a settlement agreement with the Washington State Department of Ecology.
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Brett Hartl: Let’s just pretend pesticides don’t harm wildlife

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Scientists found a gnarly pesticide in 75 percent of global honey samples.

The last taste of honey you enjoyed likely came from bees exposes to neonicotinoids, the world’s most widely used class of insecticides.

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Debunking climate change deniers' claims about plants.

Bigger isn’t always better. Too much of a good thing can be bad.

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Commission readies further restrictions to neonicotinoids.

The European Commission plans to propose further restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, an EU official told EURACTIV on Wednesday (20 September), amid a continuing tug of war between environmental groups and pesticide producers.

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Growing clean cannabis to pass California's new rules.

Growing Clean Cannabis to Pass California's New Rules 

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Excerpt: Trump’s bitter harvest for American farmers.

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Disposing of pesticides the right way.

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Moms most exposed to pesticides more likely to have preterm babies.

(Reuters Health) - Women exposed to the highest quantities of agricultural pesticides in California’s San Joaquin Valley while pregnant were at heightened risk of giving birth prematurely and delivering low-weight infants, a new study found.

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