Dirty Tricks: USDA Funds Big Ag’s Attacks on Environmental Working Group’s “Shoppers’ Guide to Pesticides”

The White House garden may be green and unsullied by agricultural chemicals, but Obama’s United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) just forked over$180,000 to fund an agribusiness-backed smear campaign against the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) “Shoppers Guide to Pesticides,” that includes the “Dirty Dozen,” a list of the foods most commonly found to have pesticide […]

Newsbites: Seafood’s Dirty Dozen; Farm Life is Making American Women Sick; Sharing the Wealth: A New Management System is Good News For Pacific Ground Fish; FDA is Gung Ho to OK GM Salmon–Maybe it Ought to be Dealing with Other Matters First, Like Contaminated Eggs

Seafood’s Dirty Dozen Seafood guides tend to focus either on those species that should be avoided for reasons related to environmental health (overfishing) or those species should be avoided for reasons related to human health (their flesh is contaminated with chemicals). Food and Water Watch, an environmental group based in Washington, D. C., publishes a […]

What Poisoned the Farmworkers of Apopka, FL, and Why is Nobody Doing a Thing to Help Them?

Leaning on her cane, Linda Lee matter-of-factly listed her medical conditions: diabetes, lupus, high blood pressure, emphysema and arthritis. She had her hip replaced and her gall bladder removed. Her kidneys failed, so she had a transplant. She also had two corneal implants. Asked what caused her woes, the 57-year-old resident of Apopka, Fla., doesn’t […]