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California appeals ruling barring Proposition 65 cancer warning for glyphosate

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra [September 9] filed a notice of appeal in the lawsuit National Association of Wheat Growers, ...
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Covid-19 targets poor service workers in densely populated enclaves. Can we turn that around?

California is a large and complex state, and our coronavirus challenge, too, is anything but straightforward. In fact, the best way to ...
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Court order blocking California glyphosate cancer label could spark more legal challenges to Prop. 65

On June 22, 2020, U.S. District Judge William B. Shubb (Eastern District of California) granted summary judgment in favor of ...
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Viewpoint: Court order blocking California glyphosate cancer label a huge win against ‘junk science’

Federal Judge William Shubb ruled that due to insufficient evidence, California cannot require glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup to be labeled as ...
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Viewpoint: California pesticide regulation battle highlights influence of politically connected activist groups

[California] Gov. Gavin Newsom is calling for strong regulatory enforcement to “protect children from pesticide exposure” in a new directive ...
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California grows 90% of America’s fresh strawberries. Does pesticide dependence threaten the industry’s future?

Agricultural abundance is a pillar of the California dream. In 2016 the state turned out more than US$45 billion worth ...
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California attorney general sides with Bayer glyphosate cancer plaintiffs, challenges appeal of $78.5 million verdict

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed an amicus brief in Johnson v. Monsanto, arguing against preemption of state laws requiring ...
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Viewpoint: Fact-checking anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva’s ‘Poison-Free, Fossil-Free’ food lecture

The event was a missed opportunity to have the more nuanced discussion that such an important topic deserves ...
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California investigates pesticide safety limits for marijuana, fearing users exposed to ‘unsafe’ chemical levels

Starting this January, California cannabis users can get a $20 gift card by anonymously sharing their consumption habits with a ...
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Eat your veggies! California testing confirms organic and conventional produce well below EPA pesticide limits

Once again, evidence that our food supply is safe and incredibly diverse ...
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California grows 1/3 of US produce—95% of state’s fruits, vegetables below EPA pesticide limits, and none pose a health risk

Once again, tests showed that the vast majority of fresh produce collected by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) ...
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California chlorpyrifos insecticide ban will harm alfalfa growers, UC Davis researchers warn

Integrated pest management of alfalfa in California will be “profoundly” impacted by the loss of the pesticide chlorpyrifos next year, ...
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Pesticide makers drop challenge to California’s proposed chlorpyrifos insecticide ban

Pesticide manufactures on [September 9] agreed to drop challenges to a proposed California ban on sales of a product linked ...
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Farm group moves to permanently block California’s Prop. 65 glyphosate-cancer warning labels

A nationwide coalition of agricultural producers and business organizations representing a substantial segment of U.S. agriculture filed a motion on ...
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Podcast: What Doctor Who can teach us about protecting California’s grape industry from ‘alien’ bugs

Are you a fan of the long-term sci-fi comedy Doctor Who? It's the bizarre but entertaining story of an extraterrestrial ...
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Viewpoint: EPA has science on its side in glyphosate-cancer label battle with California

By any measure, California’s Proposition 65 is an exercise in madness. The law, which is officially titled “The Safe Drinking Water ...
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California advances ban on insecticide chlorpyrifos, claims ‘politics’ prevent EPA from acting

California regulators on [August 14] took formal legal steps to ban a widely used pesticide that had been rescued from ...
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Viewpoint: How dubious California Prop 65 cancer warnings and confusing non-GMO labels mislead consumers

California’s Office of Administrative Law (OAL) recently made it official: Your morning cup of coffee won’t give you cancer. Next ...
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The ‘secretive’ nonprofit CERT made millions off California Prop 65 lawsuits. Where’d the money go?

Warning! Chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive toxicity, including acrylamide, are present in coffee ...
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Viewpoint: Welcome to California, where coffee causes—and prevents—cancer

California's Proposition 65, which began its miserable life as The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, now has ...
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Viewpoint: California’s science-challenged Proposition 65 toxic chemical regulation act at center of ‘tort shakedown’ racket

My wife and I recently celebrated our one-year wedding anniversary in South Lake Tahoe, situated on the border of California ...
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California towns fear arrival of citrus greening disease now threatening Florida’s orange industry

It may be only a matter of time until a deadly and incurable citrus disease sweeps through Ventura County’s agricultural ...
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California bill would curb open records requests used to harass biotech, public health researchers

Corporations and activists from the left and the right are abusing open records laws to harass public university researchers. A ...
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Environmental groups ‘hijack’ bee death narrative to push political agenda, citrus farmer says

As we enter the fall months, it is safe to say the 2017-18 California citrus crop year was a success ...
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Controversy emerges over proposed bill blocking local preemption of federal pesticide regulations

In the past three years, Irvine went from treating its parks .... with more than .... 60 gallons of synthetic ...
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Did California’s $3 billion stem cell bet pay off?

It was an extraordinary political proposal: Approve a $3 billion bond measure to fund the cutting-edge science of stem cell ...
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Viewpoint: Coffee cancer warning illustrates failure of California’s Prop 65 law

On August 29, the FDA threw its hat into California’s eternal does-or-doesn’t-coffee-cause-cancer fight. “Requiring a cancer warning on coffee, based ...
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Alternate facts: Why are we still telling women that abortion causes breast cancer?

On June 26th, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of crisis pregnancy centers that were challenging a California law, the Reproductive ...