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Three First Nations file suit against Ford government over lack of consultation on forestry

“The current approach to forestry in Ontario is resulting in the death of the boreal forest by a thousand cuts," said Brunswick House First Nation Chief Cheryl St. Denis.

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Deep-learning artificial-intelligence robot sprayer helps in farming fight to save Great Barrier Reef

Farmers, herbicides and Artificial Intelligence are not a likely match, but AI that targets weeds may be a game changer for reef catchment farmers.
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Toxic pesticides banned for EU use exported from UK

Two companies, Syngenta and Ineos, are exporting from UK facilities large quantities of pesticides based on chemicals that would be illegal for use in the EU to developing countries as well as US, Japan and Australia

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Why bioplastics will not solve the world's plastics problem

The idea that bottles and packaging made of plant-based material can simply be discarded and then break down and disappear is false – recycling and reuse are the only strategies that can work.

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As questions mount about Roundup settlement, Black farmers sue Monsanto to stop herbicide's sales

A lawsuit filed this week by the National Black Farmers Association seeks to stop agribusiness giant Bayer from selling Roundup, its popular herbicide that has been linked to cancer in recent years.

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'Goatscaping' for chemical-free weed control

Goats are a good eco-friendly way to clear noxious weeds and invasive plants. No pesticides are needed. We visit with one goat farmer for a closer look.
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Inside the uphill fight for clean water in California’s Central Valley

More than 1 million Californians, many of them living in the state's agricultural heartland, still do not have access to clean water.

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Judge puts cloud over settlement of Roundup cancer claims

An agreement for the weedkiller’s maker to pay more than $10 billion to end litigation may not get court approval.
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New Bayer-engineered seed raises questions among experts on the future of weed control

A new genetically engineered corn seed designed by Bayer to be sprayed by up to five herbicides could represent the future of farming. But for how long?
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I believe Roundup gave me cancer. The Monsanto settlement is a slap in the face

I have to inject myself with needles just to stay alive. Still, Bayer will continue to sell Roundup, and refused to label it as carcinogenic
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EPA defends decision to allow continued dicamba use

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defended its decision to allow farmers to continue to spray a recently banned herbicide through July 31 in a court filing on Tuesday evening.

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‘We’ve got it everywhere’: Dicamba damaging trees across Midwest and South

Forest health experts said trees are being damaged from Indiana to Kansas, from North Dakota to Arkansas.

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Colombia to resume fumigating its coca fields with glyphosate

It's happening under the cover of strict coronavirus lockdown measures.

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Conservation groups ask court to hold EPA in contempt over dicamba decision

The filing, issued late Thursday night, asked the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to hold EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler in contempt for refusing to abide by the order.
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