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Organic Farmers Object To California Pest-Management Plan

Organic farmers and environmentalists are challenging California’s strategy on pesticides and crop pests.


A strawberry field in Tehama County. (CBS)

Bay Area Environmental Group Suing EPA Over Pesticide Drift

On Wednesday, a Bay Area environmental group will file a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing the feds of not protecting children from pesticide drift.


The Guava Fruit Fly. (CBS)

Spraying For Guava Fruit Flies Begins In San Jose

California Department of Food and Agriculture employees started spraying a pesticide on trees in East San Jose Wednesday to prevent guava fruit flies from damaging fruit crops, officials said.



DDT Discharge Still Polluting SF Bay Near Richmond Despite Clean Up Efforts

A half-century after California officials found that large amounts of the pesticide DDT were discharged into a San Francisco Bay canal, the chemical is still poisoning fish and posing a threat to human health.


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Narsai David: Organic Does Not Mean Pesticide Free

BERKELEY (KCBS) – Organic products have become far more common since the USDA National Organic Standards were fully implemented a decade ago, but consumers don’t always understand what’s inside a product labeled organic. The March […]


Crop Duster sprays field (AP)

Environmentalists Fear New California Pesticide Plan Will Threaten Public Health

The state is trying to rush a new plan for dealing with invasive insects that will hurt farmers and could prevent Californians from blocking any kind of pesticide spraying in the future, according to a coalition of environmental and health leaders.



California Approves Use Of Pesticide Linked To Cancer

California regulators approved a pesticide Wednesday for use by fruit and vegetable growers despite heavy opposition from environmental and farmworker groups that cited its links to cancer.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/01/2010

Large Public Opposition to New Strawberry Pesticide

A mountain of public comments submitted to state regulators condemned a new and highly toxic pesticide, methyl iodide, as too great a risk to farm workers and surrounding communities to be used on strawberry fields.