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Originally published in Earth Justice Victory: Farmworker and environmental health advocates praise Senate for preserving pesticide rules. President Trump signed into law S.483, the Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018, also known as PRIA. This newest version of PRIA passed unanimously in the House and the Senate. It provides the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with more resources to evaluate pesticide registrations and ensures the preservation
Originally published in the Sacrramento Bee Like millions of farmworkers who have labored in America’s fields and orchards, I know what it’s like to grow the food we eat using toxic pesticides. At 12, I worked as a “flag man,” waving in crop-dusting planes that would swoop down close to the plants — and us workers — to blast out a foggy spray of toxins
Originally published on KCRA Americans are one step closer to seeing genetically modified salmon at their grocery stores. The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it is lifting an import alert that stopped genetically engineered salmon from entering the U.S. The salmon, called “Frankenfish” by some, won FDA approval in 2015 — the first approval of a genetically engineered animal intended for food. The FDA, after
In case you missed it, Jeffrey attended the first day of trial for the latest Monsanto case, Hardeman V. Monsanto. This case leads the more than 11,000 lawsuits pending against Monsanto in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. IRT invites you to Jeffrey’s “inside scoop review” after he took in the opening day proceedings. Jeffrey recorded a FB Live summation of the first day alongside US Right
Originally published in Fortune By DAVID MEYER February 27, 2019 Bayer is now facing lawsuits from around 11,200 plaintiffs over the health implications of Roundup and Ranger Pro, its glyphosate-based weedkillers. The German life science giant revealed the figure Wednesday as it announced its results for fiscal 2018. Full-year sales were up 13% and EBITDA before special items up 2.8%, but full-year net earnings were