Pesticide

Food Supply Stays Tight as Disappointing U.S. Harvest Adds to Global Challenges

A lackluster U.S. harvest this year is setting back efforts to relieve a global food supply that has been constrained by Russia’s war in Ukraine, agriculture-industry executives said.

Pesticide Exposure Killed My Husband — Farm Workers Need Better Protections

My husband, Alejandro, died from lung cancer in 2010. He was just 50 years old. For years, one of my husband's jobs was to tend to the lettuce fields where we worked in Greenfield.

How Modern Medicine Fails to Protect Children From Chronic Disease

Modern medicine has become too insular and reductionistic. Our children deserve medical care that takes a larger view of health beyond infectious diseases. Our...

Supersized IRS Will Shrink Liberty

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin recently claimed the 15 percent corporate minimum tax contained in the Inflation Reduction Act, which should be called the Inflation Creation Act, is not a tax increase.

59% Of U.S. Foods Contain Pesticide Residues, FDA Tests Find

Pesticide residues were detected in 59% of U.S. food samples tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in its most recently completed annual testing program, the agency revealed in a new report.

Monsanto to Plead Guilty to 30 Environmental Crimes, Pay $12 Million Fine

“Monsanto is a serial violator of federal environmental laws,” said U.S. attorney Tracy L. Wilkison. “The company repeatedly violated laws related to highly regulated chemicals, exposing people to pesticides that can cause serious health problems.”

Toxic Chemicals Spread to Multiple Fetal Organs When Moms Are Exposed to Pesticides During Pregnancy

Pesticide exposure during pregnancy has implications for both mother and child’s health, as studies indicate prenatal and early-life exposure to environmental toxicants increases susceptibility to diseases, from learning and developmental disabilities to cancer.

Huge Victory for Kids: Court Orders EPA to Ban Use of Toxic Pesticide on Foods

In a “huge victory” for children and farmworkers, a U.S. court ordered the EPA to revoke all food uses of chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxin linked to developmental harms, especially in children.

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