Pesticides

  • Trabajadores agrícolas y defensores se regocijan cuando CA termina la venta de un tipo de pesticida tóxico

    BAKERSFIELD, California – Los grupos de trabajadores agrícolas están celebrando el fin de una batalla de al menos una década para prohibir un pesticida tóxico en California luego de que la Agencia de Protección Ambiental del estado anunciara un nuevo acuerdo con los fabricantes de clorpirifos. El pesticida ya...
  • Farmworkers, Advocates Rejoice as CA Ends Sale of Chlorpyrifos

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Farmworkers’ groups are celebrating the end of at least a decade-long battle to ban a toxic pesticide in California after the state Environmental Protection Agency announced a new deal with manufacturers of chlorpyrifos. The pesticide no longer will be sold to growers in California after Feb. 6....
  • Food for Thought

    Even though pesticides may take an environmental toll, isn’t it worth it given how many more mouths we can feed thanks to their use? Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk The advent of new technologies coming out of World War II led agricultural researchers to start experimenting with new...
  • CA Farmworkers’ Against Pesticides Near Schools

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – About 150 farmworkers’ families and their advocates plan to rally tomorrow in front of the California state PEA office in Sacramento. The groups are concerned with the toxicity of pesticides applied near schools, and say they’ve been waiting for the Department...
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