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U.S. Produce Contains High Levels of Pesticides, Consumer Reports Finds - GIZMODO.com

U.S. Produce Contains High Levels of Pesticides, Consumer Reports Finds - GIZMODO.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

The organization's latest investigation suggests that 20% of commonly sold fruits and vegetables contain unsafe levels of pesticides.

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May 19, 2022 9:59 PM
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Banned DDT and PCBs Still Threaten Critically Endangered California Condors - EcoWatch.com

Banned DDT and PCBs Still Threaten Critically Endangered California Condors - EcoWatch.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Despite being banned since the 1970s, DDT and PCBs are still affecting wildlife today, particularly the California condor, a critically endangered species.

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March 9, 2022 7:37 PM
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EPA Expected to Extend Use of Bee-Killing Pesticides - EcoWatch.com

EPA Expected to Extend Use of Bee-Killing Pesticides - EcoWatch.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to approve a proposal to extend the use of four neonicotinoids for the next 15 years. These pesticides are known to be especially dangerous for essential pollinators, like bees and butterflies, and have been linked to the widespread...

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July 13, 2023 10:33 PM
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More Than 800 Tons of Agricultural Pesticides Leach Into World's Rivers Each Year, Research Finds - EcoWatch.com

More Than 800 Tons of Agricultural Pesticides Leach Into World's Rivers Each Year, Research Finds - EcoWatch.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

A new study led by researchers from The University of Sydney has found that agricultural pesticides leach into the world’s rivers and oceans each year at an alarming rate, damaging a variety of ecosystems.

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April 8, 2022 10:45 PM
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‘Dirty Dozen’ and 'Clean Fifteen' Lists for 2022: Conventional Produce With the Most and Least Pesticides - EcoWatch.com

‘Dirty Dozen’ and 'Clean Fifteen' Lists for 2022: Conventional Produce With the Most and Least Pesticides - EcoWatch.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, which includes its Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists of the non-organic produce with the most and least pesticides.

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February 22, 2020 11:46 AM
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5 Biggest Pesticide Companies Are Making Billions From 'Highly Hazardous' Chemicals, Investigation Finds - EcoWatch.com

5 Biggest Pesticide Companies Are Making Billions From 'Highly Hazardous' Chemicals, Investigation Finds - EcoWatch.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

The analysis shows that the world's top five pesticide makers are making billions, accounting for more than 36 percent of their income, from chemicals that are proven to hazards to humans and the environment and are contributing to the precipitous demise of bee populations, as Unearthed reported.

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"The report from the investigative team at Unearthed focused on the practices of Bayer, BASF, Corteva (formerly Dow and DuPont), FMC and Syngenta, which are continuing to sell HHPs like neonicotinoids and glufosinate that have been banned in other parts of the world, according to the produce industry publication Fresh Produce Journal." - Jordan Davidson

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