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Roundup Warning Letter Came Before USDA Decision

News that Roundup May Be Causing Miscarriage Has Been Slow to Catch On Just as Col. Don Huber's letter that we revealed here seven days ago is becoming widely circulated on the Internet in various sites, a key piece of information has become available this evening. Huber, a former Emeritus Professor at Purdue University and coordinator at the American Phytopathological Society that studies plant diseases an ...

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EPA Won’t Take Action on Bee-Killing Chemical

In a bulletin posted today by our friends at Beyond Pesticides, the Washington-based agency is reporting that the United States Environmental Protection Agency will ignore scientific studies about the chemical responsible for Colony Collapse Disorder in bees: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/. Given this travesty, concerned citizens must make their voices heard and contact their U.S. Senators a ...

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Why Ban Lawn Pesticides?: Let Us Count the Reasons

[caption id="attachment_2860" align="alignleft" width="555" caption="Pesticide Free BC is just one of many organizations calling for a ban on lawn and garden pesticides."][/caption] With three states considering following the lead of New York and Connecticut and passing a version of The Child Safe Protection Act, which would eliminate applications of pesticides around schools, we thought it timely to re-pub ...

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Farmer: This GMO Situation is More than an Emergency

This is the first of a two-part series about our conversation with Howard Vlieger, the president of Verity Farms. In the wake of last week's announcement of the discovery of a potentially lethal new soil organism that may be causing miscarriage in women, SafeLawns is calling on the Obama administration, other health and environmental groups and concerned citizens to make their voices heard. The recent dereg ...

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Major Changes Coming at ChemLawn?

Lawn Chemical Giant Struggles With Negative Public Perception and May Sell Land Division First came the name change. In the wake of all the negative publicity that originated with the ChemLawn v. Hudson Supreme Court Case in Canada in 2001 — which ChemLawn lost 9-0 — the parent company of ChemLawn, known as ServiceMaster, began calling its lawn care division TruGreen ChemLawn. Then on March 19 of 2007, the ...

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New Hampshire Activist Issues Call to Action for Tuesday

Our friend and colleague, Ellen Fine, of the LEAH Collective issued a release on Friday to alert concerned citizens to a hearing scheduled in front of the New Hampshire legislature concerning a bill to ban pesticides around schools and daycare centers: We all remember what it's like to be a kid. Some of us now even have children and grandchildren who we watch play in the grass, catch a ball in the outfield, ...

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German Television Airs What the U.S. Won’t About Roundup

For the past month or so we've been blogging rather relentlessly about the weed killer known as Roundup, and the devastating impact this lethal product has on soil, water, plants animals and, most especially, humans. This piece from a German documentarian spells much of it all out: http://www.naturalnews.com/031382_GM_soy_GMOs.html#ixzz1EFi7vP1I. ...

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Soil Drenching of Bee-Killing Chemical Should Not Be Allowed

SafeLawns Objects to New Protocols for Exotic Invasive Insects [caption id="attachment_2810" align="alignleft" width="555" caption="Soil drenching of toxic pesticides should never be allowed (forestryimages.org)"][/caption] The existence of exotic invasive insects presents one of the biggest dilemmas of our time. When foreign creatures like the emerald ash borer, hemlock wooly adelgid or Asian longhorned be ...

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Researcher: Roundup May Be Causing Miscarriages in Cattle, Humans

Letter to USDA Urges 'Emergency' Action WHILE INSISTING HE DOES NOT WANT to be an alarmist, one of the nation’s senior soil scientists is alerting the federal government to a newly discovered organism that may have the potential to cause infertility and spontaneous abortion in farm animals and, potentially, humans. Dr. Don Huber, professor emeritus at Purdue University, believes the appearance and prevalenc ...

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Roundup Safety is a Myth

This article by the Pesticide Action Network spells out in detail many of the health and safety issues related to Roundup: http://www.pananz.net/roundups-not-ok.php. Among the topics covered in the article are: poisonings and symptoms; acute toxicity; long-term toxicity; cancer, genotoxicity, endocrine disruption, reproduction; neurological and other effects; as well as environmental effects on soil and wat ...

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