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September 10, 2015 | Feature

The Perfect Crime: What’s Killing All the Bees?

Honey bee colonies have experienced widespread die-offs. Many beekeepers believe a class of pesticides are weakening their bees. Mega-corporations are making a killing off their pesticides—but are they also getting away with murder? View the photo essay.

September 20, 2017 | Legal Document

California Neonicotinoids Reevaluation Opinion

Defendant California Department of Pesticide Regulation (the Department), approved amended labels for two previously registered pesticides: Dinotefuran 20SG, manufactured by real party in interest Mistui Chemicals Agro, Inc. (Mitsui), and Venom Insecticide, manufactured by real party in interest Valent U.S.A. Corporation (Valent). The amended labels allowed both pesticides to be used on additional crops and allowed Venom Insecticide to be used in increased quantities. Both pesticides contain the active ingredient dinotefuran, which is from a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids. In approving the labels, the Department concluded uses of both pesticides in accord with the label amendments would cause no significant environmental effect on honeybees or the environment.

September 19, 2017 | Legal Document

California Court of Appeal Ruling on Neonicotinoids

The judgment denying PANNA’s writ of mandate is reversed. The judgment is remanded to the superior court with instructions to issue a writ of mandate directing the Department to rescind its June 13, 2014 approval of the Dinotefuran 20SG and Venom Insecticide label amendments.

September 15, 2016 | Blog Post

Good Seed, Bad Seed

As huge corporations patent and genetically alter seeds across the globe, independent seed companies are sowing a different future for our food system. (Spanish language version available.)

August 29, 2016 | Blog Post

Because the Earth Needs a Good...Artist

Artist and educator Mary Ting has been an ardent supporter of Earthjustice and a variety of environmental causes for more than 25 years.
December 4, 2015 | Blog Post

A Banner Week for Banning Pesticides

Pesticides are disappearing from croplands, orchards and hardware stores in a major shift toward more sustainable agriculture.

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