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The Latest On: Food

April 27, 2021 | Letter

New York: Comments on Proposed Part 350 - Food Donation and Food Scraps Recycling Law

Food waste is a top contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. When food waste rots in landfills, it produces methane, a greenhouse gas over 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide in its global warming strength. According to New York State’s inventory of greenhouse gas emissions, in 2014, landfill emissions made up about 58% of the State’s methane emissions and about 5% of its total greenhouse gas emissions.

April 14, 2021 | Case

Challenging Approval of Streptomycin as a Pesticide on Citrus Crops

A coalition of public interest groups, including farmworker, health justice and conservation organizations, sued the Environmental Protection Agency for approving widespread spraying of streptomycin, a medically important antibiotic, on citrus trees to prevent or treat citrus greening disease or citrus canker.

April 8, 2021 | In the News: CleanLaw

Environmental Racism in North Carolina Hog Farming

Alexis Andiman, Attorney, Sustainable Food & Farming Program, Earthjustice: "Title VI connects to health and the environment because many state agencies receive money from EPA and Title VI prevents those agencies from accepting that money and also authorizing pollution that has an unjustified unequal impact."

March 4, 2021 | Letter

Chlorpyrifos Comment Letter (March 2021)

One hundred farmworker, public health, and environmental organizations led by Earthjustice submitted a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the Biden administration to ban chlorpyrifos. In December, Trump’s EPA proposed that 11 food uses of the neurotoxic pesticide continue, prolonging harmful exposure to children, farmworkers, and endangered species.