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The Biden administration has defended some of former President Trump’s pesticide decisions

Although President Joe Biden has promised to limit people's exposure to “dangerous chemicals and pesticides," his administration has defended several actions by the Trump administration that generally deregulated pesticides.

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Seresto pet collars under EPA review, but the fight over their safety could take years

The U.S. EPA launched a review into the best-selling Seresto flea and tick collar this spring after media reports about injuries and deaths linked to the product spurred a congressional inquiry, class-action lawsuits and a formal complaint.

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Toxics

New pesticide regulations would fix "broken and outdated" system at the EPA, sponsors say

Called the Protect America's Children from Toxic Pesticides Act of 2020, the bill provides a framework for fixing what sponsors Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) and Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colorado) dub America's "broken and outdated" pesticide regulatory system.

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Now retired, top US environmental scientist feels free to speak her mind

Linda Birnbaum held the top slot at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for 1 decade.

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Leonardo Trasande: Banning dangerous chemicals could save the US billions

It's a myth that environmental regulations stifle economic productivity. Harmful chemicals cost the US $340bn a year.

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A potential ‘vaccine’ against deadly chemical weapons

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Brett Hartl: Let’s just pretend pesticides don’t harm wildlife

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Trump’s sellout of American heritage.

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Did Monsanto ignore evidence linking its weed killer to cancer?

This could be the company’s “Big Tobacco” moment.

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EU pesticide debate needs more 'independent expertise': Macron.

PARIS (Reuters) - France and the European Union need independent scientific experts to guide them on divisive environmental issues such as pesticides, French President Emmanuel Macron said, criticizing some research as prone to lobbying pressures.

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Weed killer for breakfast.

For many people, a toasted bagel topped with honey might sound like a healthy breakfast choice. Others might prefer a bowl of oatmeal or cornflakes or a hot plate of scrambled eggs. Few would likely welcome a dose of weed killer that has been linked to cancer in their morning meal.

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EU agencies accused of cherry-picking evidence in glyphosate assessment.

Lawyers on the “Monsanto papers” case accused the EU agencies responsible for food safety and chemicals of “wilfully sawing off certain studies” in their risk assessment of glyphosate.

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Ben & Jerry’s to launch glyphosate-free ice-cream after tests find traces of weedkiller.

Ben & Jerry’s has moved to cut all glyphosate-tainted ingredients from its production chain and introduce an “organic dairy” line next year, after a new survey found widespread traces of the controversial substance in its European ice-creams.

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