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Crops in 25 States Damaged by Unintended Drift of Weed Killer

Published: 
Wed, 11/01/2017 (All day)

A weed killer called dicamba has damaged more than 3.6 million acres of soybean crops, or about 4 percent of all soybeans planted in the United States this year, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday in calling for an urgent federal response.

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‘Bee-Friendly’ Gardens Are Finally Becoming Safe for Bees

Published: 
Fri, 08/19/2016 (All day)


Whether filled with neatly trimmed hedges and stately roses, towering cages brimming with tomato vines, or a hodgepodge of wildflowers, gardens bring character, beauty, and perhaps something good to eat to towns and cities. In recent years, gardens have come to be seen not only as an idyllic place for the humans who tend to them but as a sanctuary for bees and other pollinators.

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State puts limits on a pesticide used for strawberries, other crops

Published: 
Fri, 01/16/2015 (All day)
Category: 
Shopping & Food

California farmers must restrict their use of a tear gas-like pesticide applied to strawberries and other crops under new rules designed to protect farmworkers and people who live, work and go to school near agricultural fields.

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Organic foods are more nutritious, according to review of 343 studies

Published: 
Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:53pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

Most everyone who has ever selected their fruits and vegetables from the "organic" section while grocery shopping probably thought they were doing something good for their bodies and the environment.

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Misgivings About How a Weed Killer Affects the Soil

Published: 
Fri, 09/20/2013 - 8:37am
Category: 
Chemicals

The puny, yellow corn stalks stand like weary sentries on one boundary of Dennis Von Arb’s field here.