As Texans are exposed to dangerous pesticides, lawmakers aren't doing anything

Pesticide drift is exposing rural Texans to dangerous chemicals. But lawmakers are more concerned with how that is eating into Big Ag’s balance sheet.
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Idaho lawmakers move to slash pesticide protections

The House Agricultural Committee unanimously voted to strike several rules that regulate spray from aerial applicators like crop-dusters.


This was the next step on our pesticide drift project

Last week, we hosted a discussion regarding our pesticide drift sensor project.


Brexit may expose Britons to more pesticides

Fear that fall in food standards after UK leaves EU regulatory system could allow farmers to use more chemicals.


Heart disease may be linked to pesticide exposure

A new look at data from a historic study of elderly Japanese Americans points to a potential link between pesticide exposure and the development of cardiovascular disease.

Monsanto could soon be facing dozens of lawsuits in Hawaii over pesticide

Massive damage awards in previous cases are triggering a new onslaught against the chemical company.

Insecticide effect on wild bees

Neonicotinoids, one of the most popular insecticides in agricultural use worldwide, has often been claimed as a major factor in commercial bee colony collapse.


California launches app for reporting pesticide exposure

The nation’s top agricultural producing state receives hundreds of pesticide complaints a year.

Fresno County farm workers exposed to chemicals while at work

Several dozen farm workers were exposed to pesticides Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Fresno County CA, the second time such incident occurs this month.

Swiss men have sperm counts which are among lowest in Europe

Related problems included motility issues, low sperm count or abnormal cells.
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Weed killer residues found in 98 percent of Canadian honey samples

As U.S. regulators continue to dance around the issue of testing foods for residues of glyphosate weed killers, government scientists in Canada have found the pesticide in 197 of 200 samples of honey they examined.

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More than 90 percent of Americans have pesticides or their byproducts in their bodies

The real risks from chemicals in our food—for farmworkers and children, in particular—are being ignored.

A mother's exposure to pesticides during pregnancy may raise children's autism risk

Scientists found that pregnant women living within a 2,000 meter radius of a highly sprayed area were anywhere from 10% to 16% more likely to have children diagnosed with autism.


ASD risk higher with prenatal exposure to pesticides

Prenatal exposure to common agricultural pesticides is associated with a small to moderately increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).


Tanimura & Antle issued proposed fine for care of sickened farmworkers

More than a year after 17 farmworkers were sicked in a suspected pesticide exposure in Salinas fields, Tanimura & Antle has been issued a proposed fine of $5,000 for failing to immediately take them to medical care when they were ill.

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Organic diets quickly reduce the amount of glyphosate in people’s bodies

A new study found levels of the widespread herbicide and its breakdown products reduced, on average, more than 70 percent in both adults and children after just six days of eating organic.

Stranded whales and dolphins offer a snapshot of ocean contamination

"Many of the chemical profiles that we see in cetaceans are similar to the types of chemical profiles that we see in humans who live in those coastal areas."

Cutting forests and disturbing natural habitats increases our risk of wildlife diseases

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