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Maine Pesticide Summit: A Balanced Review

Here is an editorial overview of the Maine Pesticide Summit by Tom Atwell of the Maine Sunday Telegram: http://www.pressherald.com/life/homeandgarden/no-way__2010-12-05.html. I was pleased because the article accurately conveyed the spirit of cooperation that should fundamentally be at the core of the lawn pesticide issue. ...

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Chemical Industry Convinces Toronto Flower Show to Ban Film

[caption id="attachment_2428" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A Chemical Reaction, a movie the chemical industry doesn't want you to see"][/caption] UPDATED AS OF 3:28 p.m. Dec. 1 TORONTO — Reaction to the news that Canada Blooms has opted to ban the film A Chemical Reaction has brought instant shock and even outrage from environmental supporters across North America. "I am disappointed that your sho ...

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Pesticide Industry’s Propaganda Machine Continues to Target Children

[caption id="attachment_2334" align="alignleft" width="563" caption="This article, from Buffalo, N.Y., cable station YNN, shows children wearing Debug the Myths T-shirts planting donated plants from the lawn chemical industry."][/caption] As we reported here in March, the lawn pesticide industry's leading lobby firm from Washington, D.C., has launched a propaganda campaign aimed directly at children. During ...

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50 Groups Align to Oppose Pesticide Lobby Grant

As reported here Sept. 22, numerous organizations across the United States are furious about a government grant to promote the use of pesticides in California. Today the Environmental Working Group issued this press release calling for the grant to be rescinded: More Than 50 Groups Challenge Government Grant to Pro-Pesticide PR Campaign WASHINGTON - October 5 - More than 50 organizations concerned about the ...

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The Fossil Fuel Connection

An organization called The Endocrine Disruption Exchanged published this fascinating, scary document that should make all of us stand up and demand change: http://www.endocrinedisruption.com/endocrine.fossilfuel.php ...

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Groups Up in Arms About Federal Grant

Environmental groups are furious about a federal grant designed to “correct the misconception that some fresh produce items contain excessive amounts of pesticide residues." The Alliance for Food and Farming, a Watsonville, California, trade association representing more than 50 large produce growers and marketers and pesticide and fertilizer suppliers, is slated to receive $180,000 administered through the ...

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A Pesticides Primer

We came across this fantastic post this morning from our friends at the Pesticide Action Network. It's a great primer for anyone trying to understand the myriad issues concerning pesticide use: http://www.panna.org/issues/pesticides-101-primer ...

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Brussels Study Links Roundup to Birth Defects

This question of whether or not glyphosate — primarily marketed to consumers as Roundup — is safe continues to be answered in the negative. This report out of Brussels is just the latest of many that link the popular herbicide to all sorts of health and environmental maladies: http://www.gmo-free-regions.org/fileadmin/pics/gmo-free-regions/conference_2010/press/Carrasco_soybean_PR.pdf ...

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