Researchers at Silent Spring Institute have uncovered evidence of EPA-permitted pesticides causing mammary gland tumours in animals and have called for guidelines to be updated.
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Analysis of pesticide run-off into the Great Barrier Reef has found that 99.8 percent of water samples contained pesticide mixtures, and researchers are now working with farmers to try and alleviate the problem.
Farming representatives concerned that UK policy decisions are being made without consultation and urge Government to see farmers as the solution, not the enemy.
During its annual operation, Europol has seized 1,346 tonnes of illegal pesticides from across the European market.
The Court found that EPA “refused to estimate the amount of dicamba damage” by characterising the herbicide's damage as ‘potential’ and ‘alleged,’ while the record showed it as "substantial and undisputed.”
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The overall conclusion of the reports is that consumer risk is below the threshold that triggers regulatory action.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published its annual report on pesticide residues found in EU food, including 'browseable charts and graphs' to make the data more accessible to non-specialists.
The Environmental Working Group has sent an open letter which urges the produce industry to introduce and develop measures to prevent foodborne illnesses and exposure to harmful pesticides.
The suing organisations are Center for Food Safety, Beyond Pesticides, the Rural Coalition, Organización en California de Lideres Campesinas and the Farmworker Association of Florida.