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The Big Money Behind the Environmental Scare Movement –the attack on atrazine replays the alar scare

The Big Money Behind the Environmental Scare Movement –the attack on atrazine replays the alar scare

[ 0 ] June 18, 2010

From Alex Avery via CGFI: In April, the National Resources Defense Council issued an update in its all-out campaign to demonize and ban the herbicide atrazine.  The scope of its attack shows that the NRDC has learned a thing or two from the 1980s, when it ginned up a successful campaign to demonize the apple [...]

Sound science on trial

Sound science on trial

[ 0 ] June 4, 2010

From THE DAILY CALLER: Activist organizations have long sought to impose European-style regulations based on “the precautionary principle” as the law of the land in the United States. Simply put, this rule would give regulators carte blanche to use any controversy, no matter how specious, to ban products. Activists especially want to import EU-style bans [...]

Atrazine Controversy Swirls

Atrazine Controversy Swirls

[ 0 ] May 26, 2010

From Delta FARM PRESS: As U.S. growers wrap up planting an estimated 90 million acres of corn this spring, there’s a good chance many of those acres have something in common besides seed corn – an application of atrazine. Discovered more than 50 years ago, 2-chloro-4-(ethylamine)-6-isopropylamine)-s-triazine or atrazine has become one of the most commonly [...]

Report Questions Atrazine Levels in WaterLevels fall within current safety limit regulations.

Report Questions Atrazine Levels in Water

Levels fall within current safety limit regulations.

[ 0 ] August 25, 2009

From Farm Futures: The Natural Resources Defense Council has issued a report that drinking water containing the herbicide atrazine could pose a greater public health risk than previously thought because regular municipal monitoring doesn’t detect frequent spikes in the chemical’s levels. Scientists with Syngenta, the main manufacturer of atrazine, called the NRDC report alarmist and [...]