The suit alleges that the chemical company should have given notice when growers used 1,3-Dichloropropene, a popular but toxic pesticide manufactured exclusively by Dow.
Regulators are failing to study the effects of mixed pesticides, even though a growing body of science is showing they could present greater health hazards than the individual pesticides that are monitored.
This past year has been an important – and wild – one for us at Reveal and The Center for Investigative Reporting. Here’s a rundown of some of the dust we’ve kicked up, the changes we’ve spurred and the conversations we’ve started in 2015.
Strawberries used to be a delicacy only available at certain times of the year, but now they can be bought almost anywhere at any time. We take a meandering trip through history to find out how this fruit become so ubiquitous and how it will affect farmworkers.
La industria de fresas de $2.6 billones de California depende de un tipo de pesticidas llamados fumigantes, que han sido relacionados con el cáncer, problemas de desarrollo y el agotamiento del ozono.