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Great News – Court Requires EPA to Ban Dangerous Chemical It Said It Wouldn’t

4 days 21 hours ago
With the Trump administration’s EPA unwilling to take even the most commonsense actions to help the environment and public safety, thank goodness we have a judicial system that’s willing to intervene sometimes. On Thursday, the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ordered the EPA to follow through with banning chlorpyrifos, a pesticide that research has […]
Kevin Mathews

Why Don’t You Want to Eat Insects?

6 days 19 hours ago
For all the protein hype these days, people are oddly reluctant to add insects to their diet. Something about the squirmy, multi-legged, armored bodies -- or perhaps the lack of legs and soft wormlike bodies -- turns us off, triggering knee-jerk reactions of disgust.
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Trump Names Pesticide Bigwig As USDA’s Top Scientist

3 weeks 4 days ago
Another day, another industry insider that President Donald Trump is bringing into his administration to help ruin the environment. The latest nominee is Scott Hutchins, a leading pesticide executive from Dow Chemical. Pending a Senate vote, Hutchins will serve as the top scientist at the Department of Agriculture. Prior to being courted by the Trump […]
Kevin Mathews

One Third of All Fish Pulled from Ocean Go to Waste

1 month ago
It’s well established that overfishing is destroying the oceans’ marine populations. To make matters worse, we now know that over a third of all fish pulled from the seas are never consumed. The statistic comes courtesy of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, which regularly releases updates on the global fishing industry. Depleting the […]
Kevin Mathews

Scientists Are Fighting to Save the Banana

1 month 2 weeks ago
Bananas may go for dirt-cheap prices at the grocery store, but behind the scenes investors are flinging millions of dollars at the industry in an effort to save our favorite fruit. The plain yellow banana known as the Cavendish variety that is most commonly found in North American and European supermarkets is at risk of extinction, thanks to a virulent disease that has ravaged crops in Africa, Asia, Australia, and parts of the Middle East in recent years.
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