After 22 Years EPA Changes Pesticide Protections for Farmworkers, But Don’t Expect Growers to Post About It

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Long-awaited EPA pesticide protections a ‘mixed bag’ for farmworkers by Ronnie Greene for Public Integrity  Ushering in what it called “milestone” changes to better protect the nation’s farmworkers from pesticides, the Environmental Protection Agency this week proposed a […]

Video Project Uses Poetry to Expose Crimes

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Whispers from the Field If America’s fields could speak, what stories would they tell about sexual abuse migrant women face? That’s the question that poet Monica Mendoza asks in the Off/Page Project’s inaugural video, “Whispers from the Field.” […]

The Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture in Greenland

Iceberg in Rødefjord (Scoresby Sund), Greenland. photo: Hannes Grobe

In Greenland, Melting Ice Caps May Actually Be a Good Thing  by Journeyman Pictures Greenland Goes Green (2007): How the melting of Arctic ice is spurring an agricultural resurgence in Greenland (but reindeer herding is now more complicated […]

Pacific Bluefin Tuna One Year After Populations Drop 96% From Unfished Levels

Pacific bluefin tuna at Kasai Rinkai Park, Tokyo, Japan. photo: Wikimedia Commons

Why bluefin tuna have no ‘fair’ price The bluefin tuna auctioned off this weekend in Japan was comparatively ‘cheap’, but the price can’t be used as a yardstick for its conservation status by Emma Bryce for theguardian Each January for […]

“Harvest of Shame” A Documentary on Migrant Workers in America

Migrant agricultural worker's family. Seven hungry children. Mother aged thirty-two. Father is a native Californian. Destitute in pea picker's camp, Nipomo, California, because of the failure of the early pea crop. These people had just sold their tent in order to buy food. Of the twenty-five hundred people in this camp most of them were destitute. photo: Wikimedia Commons

by CBS This CBS Reports episode, shows impoverished conditions and the exploitation of millions of migratory farm workers in the United States, some of whom worked for as little as a dollar a day. Spokesmen for various groups […]

Vegetable Oil: Palm Oil Production Said to Threaten Extinction of Asian Elephant

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Earth Focus Episode 58 – Asian Elephants in Peril by Link TV Asian elephants, already endangered in Indonesia and Thailand, are being threatened further by human encroachment and illegal trade. In Sumatra, Indonesia, just 2,500 Sumatran elephants remain. […]

Georgia Water Rights Spark Lawsuit After Oyster Industry Collapse

OYSTER FISHERMEN AT POINTE A LA HACHE ARE IDLE BECAUSE OF A STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT BAN ON OYSTERS. RECENT FLOODING OF THE SALT WATER BEDS BY POLLUTED MISSISSIPPI RIVER RENDERED THE OYSTERS UNFIT TO EAT. photo: Messina, John (date: 05/1973)

Florida Sues Georgia Over Water Dispute by Ashley Lopez for Florida Center for Investigative Reporting Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia this week after a long-running dispute […]

Pesticides Fight New Battle w/ Link to Rare Kidney Disease

Monsanto Lasso herbcide to be sprayed on food crops. Generic is Alachlor. photo: Wikimedia Commons

COUNTRIES TARGET PESTICIDES AS SUSPECTED LINK TO RARE KIDNEY DISEASE by Sasha Chavkin for International Consortium of Investigative Journalists On opposite ends of the world, governments are cracking down on pesticides as a potential cause of a mysterious […]