Organic Consumers Association Reminds Us of What is at Stake With Chemicals Like Chlorpyrifos In November 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finally took steps to ban chlorpyrifos, an agricultural pesticide known to be especially harmful to people having regular, consistent contact, … Read More
Posts tagged: chlorpyrifos
Stand Up to Corporate Greed & Protect Public Health: Call Your Senator to Increase Transparency and Fight for Pesticide Regulation “In a stunning blow to science, democracy and human health, the Trump administration has overruled the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) … Read More
EPA Documents Reveal Truth About Plans for Pesticides; Powerful Victory for Waterkeeper Alliance; The EPA and GMOs Still Need Our Attention; Trump’s Renegotiations of NAFTA; Juniper Ash Provides More Calcium than Milk
EPA Documents Reveal Appointees Plans to Reject Ban of Chlorpyrifos “Chlorpyrifos is still widely used in agriculture — on apples, oranges, strawberries, almonds and many other fruits — though it was barred from residential use in 2000. The E.P.A.’s scientists have recommended it … Read More
March on WA DC for Science; Tell USDA “NO” for Organic Checkoff; Indivisible Team Action Update; Ban Pesticides NOW
March on Washington DC for Science on April 22nd The ‘March for Science’ will be held in Washington, D.C., and satellite marches will be held in other cities, much like the Women’s March the day after the inauguration. The march stands for science … Read More
Food Policy Keeps Up; Washington DC Food Tank Summit Inspires; NYC Bodegas Protest; EPA Reports Smudged; Biodiversity Improves Standards
Civil Eats Describes Food Policy Today “With policy changes taking place at breakneck speed in Washington, there is no certainty with respect to laws that have made the U.S. food system safer, healthier, and more sustainable. The only certainty is that … Read More
Take Action: Tell the EPA to Ban Nerve Damaging Pesticides; Make GMO Labeling the Law in NY; Forgive Young Farmer Student Loans
Tell the EPA to Ban Nerve Damaging Pesticides The EPA is accepting comments on the dangerous pesticides chlorpyrifos, diazinon, and malathion for the next few weeks. Industrial farms have been spraying these harmful pesticides on soy, strawberries, kale, wheat, and … Read More
Take Action: Tell the U.S. Forest Service: Stop Nestl??s Illegal Water Extraction, Tell the EPA: Ban the Agricultural Use of Brain-Harming Chlorpyrifos, Call Right Now and Ask Rep. Israel to Co-Sponsor the Bill to Ban Fracking on Public Lands, Sign the Petition: I Support GMO Labeling in New York!
Tell the U.S. Forest Service: Stop Nestl??s Illegal Water Extraction This is unbelievable. An investigation by the Desert Sun newspaper has revealed that the Nestl? corporation has been illegally pumping water out of a Southern California national forest for its … Read More
Take Action: NY Lawmakers: Repay the Debt to New York’s Environment, Don?t Let Tyson Write the U.S. Dietary Regulations, Tell the EPA: Stop Letting Dow Chemical Poison our Children with Chlorpyrifos!
NY Lawmakers: Repay the Debt to New York’s Environment For the first time in quite some time, New York’s fiscal future is looking brighter. The good news: Lawmakers are sparing over how to spend an apparent surplus. The bad news: … Read More