June 5, 2018
A state committee creates the toughest regulations in the country against the pesticide wreaking havoc on almost everything it touches.
The Arkansas State Plant Board (ASPB), which regulates the use of pesticides in Arkansas, has banned Monsanto’s newest pesticide: dicamba, during the warm growing season.
What is Dicamba?
Dicamba is a pesticide that...
May 31, 2018
Los trabajadores agrícolas migratorios son a menudo un pueblo olvidado. Conmemoración del 50º aniversario de César Chávez la ira de las uvas discurso por sacar a la luz la lucha que enfrentan los trabajadores agrícolas migrantes.
En mayo de 1968, hace cincuenta años ira de las uvas de César Chávez comenzó, como él viajó alrededor del país en un...
May 31, 2018
Migrant farm workers are often a forgotten people. Commemorate the 50th anniversary of César Chávez’s Wrath of Grapes speech by bringing to light the fight faced by migrant farm workers.
Fifty years ago in May 1968, César Chávez’s Wrath of Grapes began, as he traveled around the country delivering a speech that highlighted the plight of the farm worker....
May 21, 2018
If signed by Gov. Ige, the new law will take effect in July 2018 with a complete ban on chlorpyrifos by January 2019.
In a sweeping action, the Hawaii state legislature moved to completely ban all pesticides that contain a chemical known to cause birth defects. Currently awaiting signature by Governor David Ige, the bill also creates usage, reporting, and...
March 31, 2018
Los Estados Unidos recuerda el trabajo de César Chávez para luchar por la vida de los trabajadores agrícolas y los trabajadores pobres.
El 31 de marzo de 2008, los Estados Unidos reconoce Día de César Chávez como una oportunidad para celebrar el legado duradero del líder de los derechos civiles y activista laboral César Chávez. Un trabajador de granja a sí mismo, Chávez más...
March 31, 2018
America remembers César Chávez’s work to fight for the lives of farmworkers and the working poor.
On March 31, the United States recognizes César Chávez Day as an opportunity to celebrate the lasting legacy of civil rights leader and labor activist César Chávez. A farm worker himself, Chavez later went on to become co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association.
February 15, 2018
Study shows direct connection between pesticide exposure and poor outcomes including difficult pregnancy and birth defects.
According to a recent study, women who ate more fruits and vegetables containing high amounts of pesticide residue were less likely to get pregnant or have a live birth following infertility treatments. In comparison with women who ate less than one serving per day of...
January 15, 2018
Environmental injustice demonstrates a lack of justice for all
Today we stop to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who fought for equality and human rights not just for African Americans, but also for the economically disadvantaged and all victims of injustice.
There is an increasing concern in the United States that the broad array of environmental...
December 29, 2017
An end-goal of damage reduction leads the EPA and three major biotech firms to agree to stricter regulations for a popular herbicide, but is it enough?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with agricultural and chemical manufacturers, including Monsanto, to reduce damage caused by a weed killer that can drift and hurt nearby crops, deciding that new requirements...
December 20, 2017
El calendario publicado de Scott Pruitt, jefe de la EPA, muestra que se reunió con el CEO de Dow antes de aprobar el uso del peligroso plaguicida clorpirifos
Parece que Scott Pruitt, jefe de La Agencia de Protección Ambiental de los Estados Unidos (EPA), podría haber tenido otro motivo además de “buena ciencia en el proceso de toma de decisiones” para invertir...