• Fish from Alaskan Wilderness Contaminated with Banned Pesticides

    Updated: 2014-04-15 12:46:00
    (Beyond Pesticides, April 15, 2014) A new study released last week by the National Park Service on contaminant use in Alaska, found traces of pesticides in fish —pesticides which have long been banned and likely never been used within the Alaskan wilderness areas. Researchers examined three Alaskan parks renowned for their remote, pristine and protected […]

  • Herbicide Ban Put on Hold In Sri Lanka

    Updated: 2014-04-14 05:01:26
    (Beyond Pesticides, April 14, 2014) Bowing to political pressure and agrochemical industry opposition Sri Lanka’s government has taken a step back from its original decision to place a ban on one of the most widely used herbicides worldwide —glyphosate. Scientific evidence has tied glyphosate to the incurable, deadly kidney disease that has afflicted thousands of […]

  • Connecticut Senate Moves Forward on GE Grass Ban

    Updated: 2014-04-11 05:01:28
    (Beyond Pesticides, April 11, 2014) Connecticut State Senate bill no.443, an act that bans the sale of genetically engineered (GE) grass seeds, passed the state Senate on Wednesday by a vote of 25-11. The bill shows Connecticut legislators are taking seriously the risks that increased pesticide use in residential areas pose to the health of […]

  • Pesticide Law Violations Uncovered in Oregon Timberland Spraying

    Updated: 2014-04-10 01:17:15
    (Beyond Pesticides, April 10, 2014) – The results of an on-going investigation into allegations of improper pesticide spraying on timberland near residential areas in Southern Oregon confirmed what residents of the small towns had known since the day they were unwillingly sprayed with dangerous pesticides—the applications were illegal. Statements released on April 8, 2014, by […]

  • Avon Joins Other Companies in Phasing Out Triclosan from Products

    Updated: 2014-04-09 05:20:22
    (Beyond Pesticides, April 9, 2014)  Cosmetics giant Avon will join several other notable cosmetics and personal care companies in committing to remove the antibacterial pesticide triclosan from their products. This announcement comes months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will require manufacturers of antibacterial soaps and other consumer goods to prove […]

  • See You at “Advancing Sustainable Communities,” National Pesticide Forum, April 11-12, Portland, OR!

    Updated: 2014-04-08 05:01:48
    (Beyond Pesticides, April 8, 2014) With less than a week until the 2014 National Pesticide Forum, please take a moment to consider three reasons why you should attend this exciting and important event: 1. Learn from Leading Scientists and Experts: Many of the conference speakers are top leading experts in their fields, and you just […]

  • With Big Money, Industry Fights County Ordinance to Ban GE Crop Planting

    Updated: 2014-04-07 06:13:16
    (Beyond Pesticides, April 7, 2014) A recent report by The Oregonian found that enormous amounts of money are being spent by agrichemical and biotechnology companies in one Oregon county to stop an ordinance that would ban farmers from being able to plant genetically engineered (GE) Crops. This current legislative fight encapsulates the uphill funding battle that anti-GE […]

  • A Quarter of All Bumblebees At Risk in Europe

    Updated: 2014-04-04 05:01:00
    (Beyond Pesticides, April 4, 2014) Habitat destruction, pesticide contamination, agricultural intensification and climate change threaten 24 percent of Europe’s bumblebees, according to research conducted by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and funded by the European Commission. The study is part an ongoing project called European Red List of pollinators, with contribution from […]

  • EPA Issues Stop Sale Order for Food Containers Laced with Nanosilver Pesticide

    Updated: 2014-04-03 05:01:11
    (Beyond Pesticides, April 3, 2014) A food container production company in New Jersey is finding out that the smallest of ingredients can have big implications for public health. Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it had issued a stop sale order to Pathway Investment Corp., manufacturer of Kinetic Go Green […]

  • d-CON Manufacturer Sues California to Stop Rat Poison Restrictions

    Updated: 2014-04-02 05:01:13
    (Beyond Pesticides, April 2, 2014) Just last week it was announced that California ruled to remove from store shelves several rodenticide products identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as unsafe for children and wildlife.  The maker of these products, Reckitt Benckiser, aggressive in challenging regulators who want to restrict the company’s loose bait products, is suing California […]

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