A USDA senior adviser acknowledged “missed opportunities to engage stakeholders” on the department’s plan to move the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture outside the Washington, D.C., area, but said the relocations would benefit both employees and taxpayers.
EPA will make a decision about whether to revoke food tolerances for chlorpyrifos within 90 days of receiving an order from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, a Justice Department lawyer promised a 9th Circuit panel during oral arguments Tuesday.
EPA is asking for comments on whether it should continue to allow states to restrict pesticide use based on local conditions — something states have done in the past two years to prevent damage to off-target crops and other plants from dicamba drift.
There is hope for ensuring the world has enough clean, fresh water in the near future, despite an ever-increasing world population that requires more water and food, a new report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs says. But the task is enormous.
Authors of the EAT-Lancet report recommending a “radical transformation” of the human diet to solve climate change have been defending their report from criticism that its recommendations may be impossible to implement and potential benefits oversold.
A federal jury in San Francisco concluded Tuesday that exposure to Roundup was a “substantial factor” in causing a Santa Rosa man’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma, triggering a second phase of the trial to determine Monsanto’s liability.