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Posted by Rebekah Wilce on April 23, 2015

One of the doctors who has called for TV's Dr. Oz--a prominent proponent of GMO labeling--to be fired from Columbia University is a convicted felon who works for the American Council on Science and Health. An updated review of ACSH's funding reveals it is funded by a trade group of food corporations (including Monsanto) that heavily opposes GMO labeling.

Posted by PR Watch Admin on December 09, 2014

In the latest example of how consumers can pressure food companies to do the right thing, Stonyfield Farm became the second organic dairy company in five months to resign from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA).

Posted by PR Watch Admin on October 07, 2014

While independent research shows that Chlorpyrifos, a Dow Chemical insecticide, can cause significant harm to children nearby, Dow is intent on convincing the EPA otherwise.

Posted by Rebekah Wilce on September 08, 2014

A group of 17 residents of Gold Beach, Oregon, who say their properties were doused with pesticides by helicopter are challenging the constitutionality of the law that prevents them from successfully suing the pesticide applicator and timberland owners.

Posted by Rebekah Wilce on August 26, 2014

A Magistrate Judge overturned Kaua'i County's law regulating the use of pesticides and GMOs this week.

Posted by Rebekah Wilce on June 11, 2014

Hawai'i has become "ground zero" in the controversy over genetically modified (GMO) crops and pesticides. The out-of-state pesticide and GMO firms Syngenta, Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer, Dow Chemical, BASF, and Bayer CropScience have brought substantial sums of corporate cash into the state's relatively small political arena.

Posted by Rebekah Wilce on May 21, 2014

In a special session called for late September and early October 2013, legislators jammed through a bill that preempts Oregon counties from regulating their own agriculture and seeds.

Posted by Rebekah Wilce on May 21, 2014

A "radical shift away from the collaborative government ... pioneering organic farming advocates demanded."

Posted by Rebekah Wilce on May 12, 2014

Despite huge losses of bees that are crucial to pollination of food plants, pesticide companies selling neonicotinoid (neonic) insecticides -- which a growing body of science indicates contribute to bee declines -- have ramped up efforts to sew doubt about and distract from pesticides' contribution to the problem.

Posted by The PRW Staff on April 25, 2014

- by Lex Horan, Pesticide Action Network of North America

The last of the late spring snowstorms are winding down here in the Midwest, and it won't be long before corn goes into the ground. With corn-planting, of course, comes atrazine applications. And though atrazine doesn't get much use in the colder months, this winter hasn't been a quiet one for the notorious herbicide and its manufacturer, the Syngenta Corporation.

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