Pesticide Hazards

Mercaris becomes Certified B Corporation®

To formalize its dedication to creating positive social and environmental impact, Mercaris became a Certified B Corporation® in April. Attaining the certification required thorough assessment of ongoing operations, and provided incentive for Mercaris to improve and institutionalize the way it engages with stakeholders, manages its day-to-day operations, and communicates and interacts with customers. The Mercaris […]

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Following exit from GMA, major food companies launch Sustainable Food Policy Alliance

Founding member companies include Danone, Mars, Nestlé USA and Unilever; Alliance seen “further marginalizing” Grocery Manufacturers Association

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Monsanto trial begins over Roundup/cancer connection

Over 400 farmers, consumers, and landscape workers have sued Monsanto, claiming its Roundup weed killer triggered non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a blood cell cancer—and their consolidated lawsuits opened trial in early July in San Francisco. One dying man, 46-year-old father of three DeWayne Johnson, is taking the plaintiff’s seat in the courtroom. Johnson, a school groundskeeper in […]

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Dicamba disaster year 3: states reporting record spray drift complaints

1 million acres damaged, drift complaints up 50 percent in Iowa, 75 percent in Indiana, 400,000 acres damaged in Arkansas

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Hawaii may ban neurotoxic pesticide that EPA kept on the market

In May, the Hawaii legislature made a momentous decision to pass a bill that would ban the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos. The bill, SB 3095,  includes several other protections from and disclosures around pesticides that can harm children, including buffer zones around schools. The bill now heads to Hawaii Governor David Ige — who can sign […]

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