For one of the most popular and potent pesticides, California regulators increased how much could be used in each community every year. It’s a move that Dow has been advocating for since 2008, department documents show.
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.
In this episode of Reveal, we examine the complicated networks of labor, trade and regulation that bring meat, produce and other products to our tables.
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.