EPA Proposes Changes to Agricultural Worker Protection Standard
- February 26, 2014
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
- January 16, 2014
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
- January 8, 2014
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
- December 9, 2013
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
- November 7, 2013
Posted November 7, 2013 The mayor of Kauai, Hawaii, Bernard Carvalho Jr., recently announced his decision to veto Bill 2491,...
Kauai Approves Controversial GMO, Pesticide Disclosure Bill
- October 24, 2013
Posted October 24, 2013 After a 19-hour long special meeting, the Kaua’i County council voted to approve a controversial GMO...
CA Sues Whole Foods Over Pesticide Sales
- September 16, 2013
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
- September 16, 2013
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
- September 6, 2013
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
- August 30, 2013
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
- August 23, 2013
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
- November 11, 2011
The California company, Best Oriental Produce Inc. was penalized $10,000 and agreed to put control measures in place to prevent sales...