Toxic paranoia: 300 compounds in coffee?

We do a lot of griping and finger-pointing when it comes to pesticides used in food production. It’s obvious that we don’t want to feed our kids anything doused with the best that Monsanto, Dow, Bayer and other corporations in … Continue reading

Draft pesticide guide. Will it survive?

A coalition of health and hazardous-materials agencies from King County, Seattle and 38 neighboring communities have done an admirable and rapid job in redesigning a controversial wallet-size shopper’s guide to pesticide-safe produce. Last month, I reported that the coalition � … Continue reading

EPA can't win on pesticide actions

In the chaotic and weird world of regulating agricultural chemicals, EPA gets praised for banning one pesticide and sued for not banning another, all on the same day. This morning, a lawsuit was filed in federal court in San Francisco … Continue reading