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‘There’s a red flag here’: how an ethanol plant is dangerously polluting a US village

‘There’s a red flag here’: how an ethanol plant is dangerously polluting a US village

Situation in Mead, Nebraska, where AltEn has been processing seed coated with fungicides and insecticides, is a warning sign, experts saySun 10 Jan 2021 04.00 ESTLast modified on Wed 13 Jan 2021 13.21 ESTThere is no mystery as to the cause of the concerns in Mead, a farming community so small that its 500 residents refer to it as a village and not a town.After multiple complaints to state and federal officials and an inquiry by a researcher from the University of Nebraska, all evidence points to what should be an unlikely culprit – an ethanol plant that, like many others around the United...

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EPA faces court over backing of Monsanto's controversial crop system

EPA faces court over backing of Monsanto's controversial crop system

The US Environmental Protection Agency is due in federal court on Tuesday to that it broke the law to support a Monsanto system that has triggered “widespread” crop damage over the last few summers and continues to threaten farms across the country.As farmers prepare to plant a new season of key American food crops, farmer and consumer groups are asking the ninth circuit court of appeals in San Francisco to review and overturn the EPA’s approval of a herbicide made with a chemical called dicamba.Read moreThe allegations are from the National Family Farm Coalition, which represents tens of...

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Apr 20
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Revealed: Monsanto predicted crop system would damage US farms

Revealed: Monsanto predicted crop system would damage US farms

Missouri farmer Bill Bader won a $265m jury verdict against Monsanto and BASF after alleging his peach trees were damaged by the illegal use of the herbicide dicamba .Photograph: Bryce Gray/APInternal documents describe how to profit from farmer losses and desire to oppose some independent testingbyMain image:Missouri farmer Bill Bader won a $265m jury verdict against Monsanto and BASF after alleging his peach trees were damaged by the illegal use of the herbicide dicamba .Photograph: Bryce Gray/APThe US agriculture giant and the German chemical giant BASF were aware for years that their...

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Weedkiller 'raises risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41%'

Weedkiller 'raises risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41%'

A broad of the cancer-causing potential of glyphosate herbicides, the most widely used weedkilling products in the world, has found that people with high exposures to the popular pesticides have a 41% increased risk of developing a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma.The evidence “supports a compelling link” between exposures to glyphosate-based herbicides and increased risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), the authors concluded, though they said the specific numerical risk estimates should be interpreted with caution.Read moreThe findings by five US scientists contradict the US...

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Feb 16
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