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Pesticides

Since its introduction in the 1940s, the herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) has been widely used to control weeds in agriculture, forestry, and urban and residential settings....

October 20, 2021

We update this blog regularly with news and tips about Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation's agricultural development agenda. Why are we tracking Gates? Read our introductory post. And please sign up...

September 8, 2021

Scientific research shows that chlorpyrifos, a widely used insecticide, is strongly linked to brain damage in children. These and other health concerns led several countries and some U.S. states to...

August 19, 2021

See Carey Gillam's article in The Guardian, Corporate studies asserting herbicide safety show many flaws, new analysis finds (July 2, 2021). In this post we provide links to the 53 once-secret...

July 4, 2021

Dozens of farmers around the United States are suing the former Monsanto Co., purchased in 2018 by Bayer AG, and conglomerate BASF in an effort to hold the companies accountable for millions of acres...

June 20, 2021

(Updated June 10 with state regulatory announcement about seed company clean-up efforts.) An "environmental catastrophe" unfolding in Nebraska is drawing scrutiny from around the United States and...

June 10, 2021

Lawyers suing Swiss chemical company Syngenta are asking a U.S. judicial panel to consolidate more than a dozen similar lawsuits under the oversight of a federal judge in California. The move is a...

April 9, 2021

Update 3.16.21: The Northern California Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists honored U.S. Right to Know with the James Madison Freedom of Information Awards for our work submitting...

March 16, 2021

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