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EPA Proposes Changes to Agricultural Worker Protection Standard

Posted February 26, 2014   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced proposed changes to the agricultural Worker Protection Standard...

Biotech Companies Sue Kauai County over GMO Disclosure Law

Posted January 16, 2014   Agricultural biotechnology companies, Dow, Syngenta, BASF, and DuPont Pioneer, have filed a lawsuit to block the...

USDA Seeks Comments on Deregulation of New Herbicide Resistant Seeds

Posted January 8, 2014   Last week, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recommended the deregulation of genetically engineered...

Hawaiian Islands Move to Limit GMO Crops and Pesticides

Posted December 9, 2013   The Hawaiian island of Maui will consider a bill that would require companies to disclose when...

Kauai Mayor Vetoes GMO, Pesticide Disclosure Bill

Posted November 7, 2013   The mayor of Kauai, Hawaii, Bernard Carvalho Jr., recently announced his decision to veto Bill 2491,...

Maine Bill to Stop the Use of Certain Pesticides

Posted November 6, 2013   A bill which would put a moratorium on the use of a certain type of pesticide...

Kauai Approves Controversial GMO, Pesticide Disclosure Bill

Posted October 24, 2013   After a 19-hour long special meeting, the Kaua’i County council voted to approve a controversial GMO...

EPA Opens Review of Pesticide Methyl Bromide

Posted October 9, 2013   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opened its registration review of fifteen fumigant pesticides, including...

CA Sues Whole Foods Over Pesticide Sales

Posted September 16, 2013   The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) has filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods Market, Inc....

Right-to-Know Pesticide Legislation Introduced in Michigan

Posted September 16, 2013   Michigan State Representative, Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), has introduced legislation that would allow all Michigan residents...

Lawsuit Challenges Use of GE Crops and Pesticides in Wildlife Refuges

Posted September 6, 2013   Environmental groups recently filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S....

EPA Announces Receipt of Applications for Use of Flonicimide on New Foods

Posted August 30, 2013 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the receipt of applications to add new food uses...

EPA Releases New Pesticide Labels to Protect Bees

Posted August 23, 2013 Last week, the EPA released new pesticide labels in an effort to protect bees and other...

Illegal produce imports bring $10,000 penalty for California company

The California company, Best Oriental Produce Inc. was penalized $10,000 and agreed to put control measures in place to prevent sales...