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May 2, 2018 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Advocates Sue FDA to Force Decision on Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Popular Foods

A coalition of health, consumer and environmental advocacy organizations filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit aimed at forcing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to decide whether to prohibit seven cancer-causing artificial chemicals from use in food as flavors. These chemicals have been used in beverages, baked goods, candy, chewing gum, and ice cream. Earthjustice is representing the petitioners — Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, Center for Environmental Health, Center for Food Safety, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Working Group, Natural Resources Defense Council, and WE ACT for Environmental Justice — with Natural Resources Defense Council and Center for Food Safety serving as co-counsel for their respective organizations.

March 29, 2018 | Blog Post

Chlorpyrifos Damaged My Son’s Brain for Life

The Trump administration may like questioning solid science, but those who have harvested crops in the fields are well aware that the pesticide chlorpyrifos is too toxic to be used on our fruits and vegetables.

March 28, 2018 | Video

Chlorpyrifos: Trump’s Pet Poison

Earthjustice, alongside many organizations, has for years pushed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide known to harm health, water and wildlife.

March 27, 2018 | Blog Post

Esta semana, recuerda las manos que cosechan tu comida

Esta es la XIX Semana Nacional de Concienciación del Trabajador Agrícola. Durante esta semana, el país le rinde honor a los 2.5 millones de hombres y mujeres que trabajan la tierra, desde el amanecer hasta que se pone el sol.

March 26, 2018 | Blog Post

This Week, Remember that Hands Grow Your Food

Today marks the beginning of the 19th Annual National Farmworker Awareness Week. During this week the country honors the 2.5 million farmworkers in America that are working the fields from sunrise to sunset.

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