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Hilo & Kona: Dr. Tyrone Hayes – Silencing the Independent Scientist

Hawaii Seed and the Mom Hui presents, as part of the Raise Awareness Inspire Change Speaker Series: Dr. Tyrone Hayes – Silencing the Independent Scientist Where: Hilo, UH Hilo campus, Science and Technology Building, room 108 When: Monday evening, May 19th, 6-8pm Where: Kona, Island Naturals upstairs meeting room When: Tuesday evening, May 20th, 6-8pm … Continue reading Hilo & Kona: Dr. Tyrone Hayes – Silencing the Independent Scientist

After four month blockade, Argentine activists win construction stoppage at Monsanto plant

By Inter Press Service Residents of a town in Argentina have won the first victory in their fight against biotech giant Monsanto, but they are still at battle stations, aware that winning the war is still a long way off. For four months, activists in Malvinas Argentinas, a town in the central province of Cordoba, … Continue reading After four month blockade, Argentine activists win construction stoppage at Monsanto plant

Native Hawaiians standing up against use of land for GMO experiments

By Imani Altemus-Williams / Waging Nonviolence At 9 am on an overcast morning in paradise, hundreds of protesters gathered in traditional Hawaiian chant and prayer. Upon hearing the sound of the conch shell, known here as Pū, the protesters followed a group of women towards Monsanto’s grounds. “A’ole GMO,” cried the mothers as they marched … Continue reading Native Hawaiians standing up against use of land for GMO experiments

New research shows common pesticides can kill frogs within an hour

By Damian Carrington / The Guardian Widely used pesticides can kill frogs within an hour, new research has revealed, suggesting the chemicals are playing a significant and previously unknown role in the catastrophic global decline of amphibians. The scientists behind the study said it was both “astonishing” and “alarming” that common pesticides could be so … Continue reading New research shows common pesticides can kill frogs within an hour

France bans Syngenta pesticide linked to bee colony collapse

By Jeremy Hance / Mongabay Following research linking neonicotinoid pesticides to the decline in bee populations, France has announced it plans to ban Cruiser OSR, an insecticide produced by Sygenta. Recent studies, including one in France, have shown that neonicotinoid pesticides likely hurt bees’ ability to navigate, potentially devastating hives. France has said it will … Continue reading France bans Syngenta pesticide linked to bee colony collapse

Atrazine contaminating water in four US states, causing cancer and birth defects

By Pesticide Action Network Results released today from water sampling across four Midwestern states – Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota – indicate that the endocrine disrupting pesticide atrazine is still being found in drinking water at levels linked to birth defects and low birth weight. Syngenta, one of the world’s largest pesticide corporations, has continued … Continue reading Atrazine contaminating water in four US states, causing cancer and birth defects

Book Review: Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

By Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance Lester Brown’s exhaustively researched book, Plan B 4.0 – Mobilizing to Save Civilization, is a bold and impressive effort to chart a course to ecological sustainability, one of very few books that attempts this worthwhile goal. Brown lists 4 steps that Plan B 4.0 focuses on to achieve … Continue reading Book Review: Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

NOAA evaluation finds that three herbicides are threatening endangered salmon populations

By Jill Ettinger / Organic Authority West Coast salmon, an already threatened species, are the victim of a new, potentially detrimental threat according to a recent evaluation conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service. NOAA’s Fisheries Services identified the culprits as three pesticides commonly used in more than 100 pesticide products for … Continue reading NOAA evaluation finds that three herbicides are threatening endangered salmon populations

EPA rejects petition to ban the herbicide 2,4-D, formerly a component of Agent Orange

By Andrew Pollack / The New York Times The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday said that the widely used herbicide 2,4-D would remain on the market, denying a petition from an environmental group that sought to revoke the chemical’s approval. The E.P.A. said that the environmental group, the Natural Resources Defense Council, had not adequately … Continue reading EPA rejects petition to ban the herbicide 2,4-D, formerly a component of Agent Orange

Study finds that pesticide exposure during pregnancy appears to pose risks equivalent to smoking

By Lynne Peoples / Huffington Post An expectant mother’s exposure to commonly used pesticides might pose risks to her developing fetus comparable to those long associated with tobacco smoking, new research suggests. In both cases, a fetus exposed to such chemicals during a mother’s pregnancy might result in childbirth taking place a few days earlier … Continue reading Study finds that pesticide exposure during pregnancy appears to pose risks equivalent to smoking