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The Latest On: Pesticides

March 29, 2017 | Feature

Reactions To The EPA’s Refusal To Ban Chlorpyrifos

"It is shameful that EPA, an agency that is mandated to protect people and communities, refuses to ban chlorpyrifos, despite the harmful health impacts it has on children and farmworkers." -- Hector E. Sanchez, Executive Director of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement

March 28, 2017 | Feature

What You Need To Know About Chlorpyrifos

For half a century, U.S. staple foods such as corn, wheat, apples and citrus have been sprayed with chlorpyrifos, a dangerous pesticide that can damage the developing brains of children, causing reduced IQ and attention deficit disorders.

March 21, 2017 | Case

Engineering an Environmental Disaster: 2,4-D Resistant Crops

2,4-D is a component of Agent Orange, the notorious defoliant manufactured by Monsanto and Dow. USDA proposes to allow farmers to plant 2,4-D resistant corn and soy wherever they please without any government oversight, and downplays any and all impacts.

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