Pesticide

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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.

11/08/2014

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.

07/24/2013

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.

07/17/2013

(CBS)

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.

03/17/2012

(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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 […]

02/10/2012

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/20/2011

(CBS)

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.

07/02/2010

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