The herbicide dicamba is causing a civil war in farm country, honeybees are rustling in California’s almond groves and more.
Bees face yet another lethal threat in dicamba, a drift-prone pesticide
The EPA extended its approval of the weed killer for two more years, despite scientists’ warnings.
Under Trump, federal agencies halt reviews of toxic pesticides that endanger wildlife
Pacific Northwest salmon are among the species nearing extinction. Three agencies are reshaping their analyses at the behest of pesticide companies.
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Dow sued for not warning California residents of pesticide risk
The suit alleges that the chemical company should have given notice when growers used 1,3-Dichloropropene, a popular but toxic pesticide manufactured exclusively by Dow.
Here’s how California could be missing pesticides’ cancer risk
Regulators are failing to study the effects of mixed pesticides, even though a growing body of science is showing they could present greater health hazards than the individual pesticides that are monitored.
How investigative reporting can lead to positive change
This past year has been an important – and wild – one for us at Reveal and The Center for Investigative Reporting. Here’s a rundown of some of the dust we’ve kicked up, the changes we’ve spurred and the conversations we’ve started in 2015.
From the battlefields to the strawberry fields
Strawberries used to be a delicacy only available at certain times of the year, but now they can be bought almost anywhere at any time. We take a meandering trip through history to find out how this fruit become so ubiquitous and how it will affect farmworkers.
La industria de las fresas en California está adicta a peligrosos pesticidas
La industria de fresas de $2.6 billones de California depende de un tipo de pesticidas llamados fumigantes, que han sido relacionados con el cáncer, problemas de desarrollo y el agotamiento del ozono.
Even organic strawberries are grown with dangerous pesticides
Federal code allows organic farmers to use strawberry starts grown in fumigated soil.
5 pesticides used in US are banned in other countries
As the European Union moves to phase out 22 toxic pesticides, a new study raises the question of what will happen to crops without them. In the United States, growers rely on many pesticides that other countries have banned. Many farm groups in the U.S. argue that there are no acceptable alternatives to these pesticides – that […]