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Friday, July 19, 2019

In a move environmentalists denounced as yet another case of the Trump administration putting industry profits over public health, the Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday that it will not ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to brain damage in children.



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wow. there you have it. vote accordingly.

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-07-19 04:56 PM | Reply

This is what you voted for right trumpers?

Better to give your kids cancer than elect a democrat.

#2 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-19 05:13 PM | Reply

Evil is as Evil does.

#3 | Posted by Mutant9 at 2019-07-19 05:29 PM | Reply

Brain damaged kids mean more R voters. Who would vote for Orange Agent if they weren't brain damaged?

#4 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2019-07-19 05:40 PM | Reply

Sure, eco-ethical farmers could refuse to use it, and refuse to sign contracts with Monsanto and big-ag,

But the temptation is too great. Is that what you're saying?

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-19 06:03 PM | Reply

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism

A real bernie supporter would already know that corporations don't make ecologically safe choices unless they have to either for profits or regulatory obligation.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-19 06:15 PM | Reply

What does that have to do with farmers?

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-19 06:21 PM | Reply

What does that have to do with farmers?

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Oh welcome to the 21st century sheep4trump. Where almost all farming is done by corporations.

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-19 07:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The 2012 US Census of Agriculture indicates that 5.06 percent of US farms are corporate farms. These include family corporations (4.51 percent) and non-family corporations (0.55 percent). Of the family farm corporations, 98 percent are small corporations, with 10 or fewer stockholders."

Farmers sign contracts by choice. They have the option of using whatever seed and product they choose.

Unless they sign a contract. They're choosing lazy farming - plant and spray; they're even called "spray beans" and "spray corn"

#9 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-19 07:21 PM | Reply

Many birds, from the bald eagle to some penguin species on the South pole were doomed to complete extinction until DDT was banned. The ban worked, birds were saved.

#10 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-07-20 07:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Zed's farmer friend neighbors, spraying his grandkids with brain damage.

Aren't you glad they're going bankrupt now, Zed? You can thank Trump for that.

#11 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-20 09:58 AM | Reply

The DDT myth may not have saved any birds but it did kill a lot of humans. Still killing them.

#12 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-07-20 11:21 AM | Reply

I just want lead paint so I can see the road. Reflectors are still sparse and when it rains, its impossible.

I get the 'poison' issue, but the replacement paint sucks.

#13 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-07-20 12:18 PM | Reply

Giving your kids brain damage just to own the libs.

#14 | Posted by JOE at 2019-07-20 12:33 PM | Reply

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that at least 30% of American farmland is owned by non-operators who lease it out to farmers. About 39% of the nation's 2.1 million farms receive subsidies, with 85% of the handouts going to the largest producers of corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, and rice.

#15 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-07-20 08:57 PM | Reply

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