"6 Things to Know About the EPA’s New Pesticide Rules"

"For the first time since 1992, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated the pesticide protections it requires for the more than two million people who plant and harvest our food. The new protections, which will go into effect in early 2017, could be a game-changer for American farms and workers."

Source: Civil Eats, 10/08/2015

"Herbicide Scrutiny Mounts as Resistant Weeds Spread in U.S."

"Concerns about the world's most popular herbicide continue to mount, as U.S. agricultural experts note spreading weed resistance to glyphosate. As the key ingredient in Monsanto Co's Roundup herbicide products as well as about 700 other products, glyphosate is widely used on farms as well as residential lawns."

Source: Reuters, 09/23/2015


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