Daily Archives: March 13, 2014

The Pesticide Industry vs. Consumers: Not a Fair Fight

By pouring money into politics, pesticide companies have beat back attempts to protect the public – In a small regulatory office 
in Sacramento, California, in 2007, a handful of farmworkers and scientists gathered to explain to state officials why chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide, should be considered a toxicant under Proposition 65, a state law that prohibits businesses from discharging substances known to cause birth defects and reproductive harm into the drinking water.

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