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Pesticides Applied Within 2.5 Miles Linked To Childhood Cancers

Pesticides Applied Within 2.5 Miles Linked To Childhood Cancers

Bakersfield – Nurses, teachers, labor leaders, elected officials and concerned residents held a news conference at the Kern County Administrative Building in Bakersfield today at noon to release a report revealing extensive use in Kern and Ventura Counties of 13 pesticides linked to childhood cancers. The group, organized by the Center on Race, Poverty & the […]

Suspect Science Threatens US Farming – Again

Suspect Science Threatens US Farming – Again

    By Paul Driessen Environmentalists falsely claim weed-prevention chemical threatens 1,800 threatened species   Modern American agriculture has wrought miracles over the past 70 years. Conventional farm production per acre and overall nearly tripled, corn (maize) production increased 500% from 20% less land – and farmers used less water, less fuel, less fertilizer, and […]

Bill to Reinstate Obama Pesticide Ban Ignores Science

Bill to Reinstate Obama Pesticide Ban Ignores Science

  By Paul Driessen The battle over neonicotinoid pesticides rages on. In response to one of many collusive sue-and-settle lawsuits between environmentalist groups and Obama environmental officials, in 2014 the Department of the Interior’s Fish & Wildlife Service banned neonic use in wildlife refuges. Following a careful review of extensive scientific studies, the Trump Interior […]

Pesticide use remains near record high in California, state data show

Pesticide use remains near record high in California, state data show

By Jane Sellen, Co-Director Californians for Pesticide Reform Sacramento, CA: Pesticide use in California topped two hundred million pounds for the third year in a row in 2017, according to data just released by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Included in this total are increases in use of the brain-damaging organophosphate insecticide chlorpyrifos, the […]

State finds pesticides on Californians’ food plates about once a week

State finds pesticides on Californians’ food plates about once a week

Claims that rate is “low” Once again, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has released its annual study of pesticide residues on food (2017 data); once again it found illegal pesticide amounts on more than 4% of tested produce; and once again, DPR says that is a “low” figure. The headline of this year’s […]

Enemies of humanity: Mosquitoes and uncaring environmental activists perpetuate poverty, disease and death

Enemies of humanity: Mosquitoes and uncaring environmental activists perpetuate poverty, disease and death

. By Steven Lyazi                                         After being infected again with malaria last July, I spent almost a month in a Kampala hospital. Paying for my treatment was extremely difficult, as it is for most Ugandan and African families. I was lucky I could scrape the money together. Many families cannot afford proper treatment. Where and how […]

The crisis of integrity-deficient science

The crisis of integrity-deficient science

  By Paul Driessen Falsifying or ignoring data that don’t support conclusions or agendas is worse than junk science The epidemic of agenda-driven science by press release and falsification has reached crisis proportions. In just the past week: Duke University admitted that its researchers had falsified or fabricated data that were used to get $113 million […]

Advancing scientific integrity on bees

Advancing scientific integrity on bees

Putting a beehive at the VP’s residence could spur people’s understanding of bee problems By Paul Driessen Second Lady Karen Pence and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently teamed up to install a honeybee hive on the grounds of the Vice President’s residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington, DC. This will serve as a “great […]

Another good target for EPA reform

Another good target for EPA reform

By Paul Driessen Europe gives Trump Administration excellent tutorials on how not to regulate pesticides With reform-minded folks in charge of the Executive and Legislative Branches, unelected, unaccountable, un-removable bureaucrats may soon be exerting far less power over our policies, regulations, lives and livelihoods. Energy and climate are high on the fix-it list. Another important topic […]

Don’t bee-lieve the latest bee-pocalypse scare

Don’t bee-lieve the latest bee-pocalypse scare

By Paul Driessen Now wild bee junk science and scare stories drive demands for anti-pesticide regulations As stubborn facts ruin their narrative that neonicotinoid pesticides are causing a honeybee-pocalypse, environmental pressure groups are shifting to new scares to justify their demands for “neonic” bans. Honeybee populations and colony numbers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia […]