Tag: OLD: Pesticides

A Once-in-a-Century Pesticide (that Probably Causes Cancer)

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On Friday, a World Health Organization panel of scientists from 11 countries announced their decision to list glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, as a probable human carcinogen. In particular the panel noted the links between glyphosate and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, as well as a study showing the chemical caused DNA and chromosomal damage…

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Another Toxic Pesticide On Your Strawberries?

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The cancer-causing chemical chloropicrin is one of the most common pesticides used on strawberry farms. California has proposed new rules on the chemical, but the rules won’t adequately protect children and families. Urge California’s top pesticide regulator to create strong rules on this toxic strawberry pesticide to produce safe food for our families.

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The Secret Cost of Eating Cheap

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Being a college student, I probably know best how draining a trip to the grocery store can be on the wallet. Between trying to buy organic and avoiding junk food, the cost of just two weeks’ worth of groceries can reach triple digits. Sometimes it’s tempting to fall back to the “college student diet” and…

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Help Minnesota Mom Get Pesticide Spray Out of Her City's Parks!

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In cities and towns across the country pesticide-free parks provide healthy and good-looking places for families, kids, and pets to play. There are almost 100 parks without pesticide spray in the Pacific Northwest and there are many more in other parts of the country. You can help Andrea Stish, in Rochester, Minnesota, to get pesticide free parks…

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Protect strawberries from an Already Banned (But Still Used!) Pesticide – Tell Hillary Clinton to Act Before She Steps Down

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Right now, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), on behalf of strawberry agribusiness corporations, are asking Secretary of State Clinton and EPA Administrator Jackson to get more methyl bromide for California. Why? Because instead of coming up with safe, non-toxic alternatives to methyl bromide, industry’s favored alternative was another toxic pesticide called methyl…

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GMO Food Labeling: Lies and the Lying GMO Food Liars Who Tell Them

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It’s no surprise that Monsanto and their agribusiness and Big Food industry friends are spending upwards of $40 million to keep Californians in the dark about genetically modified (GMO) foods. Their anti-Prop 37 campaign intends to run nonstop TV, radio and (if they could) subliminal-beamed-into-your -brain messages designed to scare you about this simple ballot…

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Californians: Stop the Secret Spraying!

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Remember the apple moth? The crazy days of apple moth eradication in 2007 may seem far away. Was it just a nightmare? Or did the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) really try to spray pesticides out of airplanes onto ten million people in an attempt to kill a nondescript brown moth? A moth…

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Stand in Solidarity with Sofia Gatica

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Sofia Gatica, this year’s recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize for South & Central America, is fighting the battle of her life in Argentina against some of the most powerful forces imaginable: corporate greed and desperate poverty. Sofia’s village of Ituzaingó is at heart of soy country, surrounded by soy plantations saturated with toxic pesticides…

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Victory- Methyl Iodide Pulled from Use on Strawberry Crops!

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“WOW!!! We did it!” Yesterday Arysta Life Sciences announced the “immediate suspension of product sales for all formulations of the fumigant MIDAS® in the United States.”  Midas is the brand name for methyl iodide, the hazardous pesticide that CEH and our allies have been fighting since California approved it last year for use on strawberry…

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Tell Walmart: Just Say No to GMO Corn!

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Monsanto’s new experimental GMO corn contains a toxic pesticide in every bite,  intended for the frozen and/or canned corn market. This experimental corn will not be labeled, so consumers cannot know when they may be eating a GMO food.  As the nation’s largest retailer and a major provider of frozen and canned corn, Walmart has…

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