pesticide

insects

Insects Are In 'Catastrophic' Decline Worldwide, Scientists Warn

More than 40 percent of insects are at risk of extinction within 100 years.
Becky Ferreira
2.11.19
agriculture

Agricultural Workers Face Constant, Horrific Human Rights Violations, a New UN Report Shows

Each year, an average of 170,000 agricultural workers are killed at work globally.
Hannah Keyser
10.26.18
Fighting Words

The Pesticide in Your Produce is By No Means Safe

The UN has accused the pesticide industry of “systematic denial” of health and environmental harms.
Laura Ullmann
7.6.17
fights

I Brought DuPont to Trial for its Toxic Pesticide

It was causing babies to be born without eyes.
James L. Ferraro
6.13.17
Health

EPA Goes Against Its Own Findings and Rejects Ban on Controversial Pesticide

"The EPA’s own analysis estimated that 1- to 2-year-old children are currently being exposed to levels of chlorpyrifos in their food that are 140 times higher than what the agency deems safe."
Alex Swerdloff
3.31.17
Parental Advisory

A Common Bug Killer May Be Causing Problems in Kids

High levels of exposure are linked to both autism and ADHD.
Nick Keppler
3.2.17
agriculture

All Aboard the Ship Sailing Near-Extinct Grains From Oslo to Istanbul

“We’re using the seeds as a way to talk about challenges within the food system,” says Amy Franceschini, one of the artists involved in the project.
Daisy Meager
10.27.16
conspiracy theories

Monsanto Is at the Center of a Huge Zika Conspiracy Theory

According to a recent report making the rounds, the endemic level of microcephaly in newborns could be caused by the chemical larvicide Pyroproxyfen which is used to protect Brazilian crops from pests.
Nick Rose
2.16.16
uk

The UK’s Most Widely Used Weed Killer Could Be Making Bread Toxic

In July, the UK’s Soil Association called for a ban on the use of glyphosate on wheat, a herbicide used by non-organic farmers to control weeds, saying that it could be carcinogenic.
Gareth May
9.1.15