VIDEO: Migrant Farmworkers May Have Been Sickened By Toxic Pesticide Greenlighted by EPA Under Trump

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. Earlier this month, more than 50 farmworkers here in California were exposed to a highly toxic pesticide, whose use was recently greenlighted by the EPA in one of the agency’s first decisions since Donald Trump took office. About an hour […]

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The EPA isn’t taking its own advice on a pesticide that causes brain damage in children

JUDY WOODRUFF: It’s not well known to the general public yet that the Environmental Protection Agency under President Trump wants to change which scientific studies can be used by the federal government to regulate industry. The administration and business voices say studies should be used only if all of the data is publicly available and […]

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Corporate Media Fails AGAIN To Report On Deadly Pesticide From Chemical Industry Giant

In 1965, Dow AgroSciences brought a pesticide called chlorpyrifos to the market. The pesticide became widely used on crops all over the world due to how effective it was at killing mosquitos, ants, roaches, and other insects that pose a threat to the global food supply. 52 years after it was first introduced, the pesticide […]

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Trump’s EPA Just Approved A Pesticide That Damages Children’s Brains – The Ring Of Fire

Since 1995, the EPA has been debating the safety of a pesticide known as Chlorpyrifos. This is a specific pesticide that acts as a nerve disruptor, an endocrine disruptor in insects, thereby killing them. And, since 1995, the United States EPA has known that this specific pesticide causes brain damage in children, even if they’re […]

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Ban Of Controversial Pesticide Overturned Could Affect Safety Of Fruits And Vegetables | TODAY

>>>WE’RE BACK NOW, 7:43, WITH SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES YOU ARE FEEDING YOUR FAMILY. >>THIS HAS TO DO WITH A WIDELY USED AND VERY CONTROVERSIAL PESTICIDE. THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WAS TRYING TO BAN IT, BUT NOW THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS PUTTING THE BRAKES ON THAT, SAYING IT WANTS TO […]

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Chlorpyri-wha? The Toxic Pesticide We All Eat

If you’ve ever eaten an apple, broccoli, corn or any number of the most common fruits and vegetables grown in the United States, you’ve definitely been exposed to the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos. Chlorpyrifos belongs to the same family of chemicals as sarin gas. Known as “organophosphates,” these chemicals were first developed by the Nazis for […]

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Newsom administration moves to ban chlorpyrifos pesticide, allocates $5.7 million for alternatives

ROOM BECAUSE HE KIND OF TRIED TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING WAS WITHIN REASONABLE PARAMETERS, I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENS THIS YEAR, IT’S GOING TO BE INTERESTING TO SEE.” IN SACRAMENTO, ASHLEY ZAVALA 17 NEWS. JIM: THE GOVERNOR’S REVISED BUDGET IS EXPECTED TO HAVE AN IMPACT LOCALLY, ESPECIALLY ON OUR AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY. GOVERNOR NEWSOM’S ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCED […]

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The “Outdated Pesticide” Chlorpyrifos Is Linked to a Range of Health Issues. Why Isn’t It Banned?

This is Democracy Now! democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman, as we bring you Part 2 of our conversation about the latest news out of the Environmental Protection Agency, that it has decided not to ban the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos, even though the EPA’s own research shows it can cause brain […]

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