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More Breakfast Foods Test Positive for Dangerous Pesticide

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Hazardous levels of cancer-causing glyphosate found in 26 breakfast cereals, oats, and bars.

A new report put out by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that 26 of the 28 products the organization tested contained detectable levels of cancer-causing glyphosate—the main ingredient in the popular herbicide Roundup. The levels are “higher than what EWG scientists consider...

Lawsuit Filed After Monsanto Weedkiller Found in Cereal

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Herbicide glyphosate, recently ruled as contributing to a plaintiff’s lymphoma, detected in popular breakfast foods.  

A Florida woman has filed a lawsuit claiming General Mills failed to warn consumers about the weedkiller glyphosate in its cereals. Glyphosate is the same herbicide at the center of a landmark verdict ordering agrochemical company Monsanto to pay $289 million in...

Closure of Coal Plants Linked to Drop in Preterm Births

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Study shows that extreme air pollution posed danger for mother and baby.

Researchers have found that preterm birth rates dropped after oil and coal power plants in California were shut down. Across the country, the U.S. is turning to alternative forms of power because these plants put out dangerous air pollutants.

Did you work in or live near a coal plant or ash pond and then...

Neonicotinoid Pesticides: Are People at Risk?

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The EU banned these chemicals because of their danger to honeybees, but they are believed to be harmful to humans—and they are in use in the United States

After a scientific review, the European Union has decided to implement a complete ban on neonicotinoids, a group of pesticides killing honeybees and affecting crop pollination. This full ban goes into full...

Update: Hawaii First to Ban Dangerous Pesticide

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Chlorpyrifos causes brain damage in developing fetuses, but this state took a bold stance against it.

On June 13, 2018, Hawaiian governor, David Ige, signed new legislation that phases out the use of chlorpyrifos and increases regulation on other restricted use pesticides. Chlorpyrifos is known to cause brain damage in developing fetuses and children. There is...

Plaintiff Wins Appeal in Sony Prenatal Toxic Exposure Case

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California Supreme Court Vacates Lower Court Ruling in Favor of Sony Electronics, Inc.; Prenatal Toxic Exposure Case Can Proceed to Trial.

CALIFORNIA –– The California Supreme Court has issued a decision on plaintiff’s appeal in Dominique Lopez v. Sony Electronics, Inc. (Case No. S235357), holding that the prenatal toxic exposure injury case is not barred by the...

Calif. Justices Revive Sony Prenatal Toxic Exposure Suit

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(article by Y. Peter Kang and published on Law360) — The California Supreme Court on Thursday revived a suit alleging a woman’s injuries were caused by in utero exposure to chemicals at a Sony manufacturing plant where the woman’s mother worked, saying a state toxic exposure law tolled the claims until the woman reached age 18.

In a unanimous ruling, the state’s highest court...

Arkansas Bans Monsanto Pesticide During Growing Season

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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...

La ira de César Chávez de uvas discurso 50 Aniversario: El infortunio sigue

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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...

César Chávez’s Wrath of Grapes Speech 50th Anniversary: The Plight Continues

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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....

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