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Earth Day, Every Day: A Message from Public Interest Research Groups

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

INVESTIGATE RECENT EPA ACTIONS ON PESTICIDES

To Greg Walden, Chairman of the Committee of Energy and Commerce:

The Environmental Protection Agency’s recent regulatory processes on pesticides are cause for concern. First, court documents revealed Monsanto manufactured scientific studies on glyphosate and had a large role in the registration of the pesticide. Then, the EPA rejected the science on chlorpyrifos and declined to ban the insecticide, even though EPA scientists linked it to brain damage in children last year. Most recently, letters show that Dow Chemical Co. asked federal regulators, including the EPA, to ignore a damning study on three widely used pesticides.

I am echoing the call of four members of your committee in urging you to investigate some of the EPA’s recent regulatory actions on pesticides. Crucial regulatory decisions that impact our health should be based solely on the science. Please investigate to make sure that is the case.

Sincerely,

Please click here  to sign the petition. Thank you!

Earth Day, Every Day S.O.S. – Organic Farm in Oregon Needs Our Voices!

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

NOTE: I just received this from my friend Honey. The final deadline is May 22nd, so there is still time to email or call Lauren Hernandez in Sherman County, Oregon that is ordering Azure Farms to have their 2,000 organic farm sprayed with harmful pesticides. Please email or call after reading this posting and watching the 5 minute video.

Thanx, ellensue

P.S. This message may bleed into right hand margin and have larger spaces. The transfer from my email to the website is imperfect! You can also go to the OCA.org or email me at: menupause.info@gmail.com and I will forward theoriginal message to you. I also found a link you may use:

https://www.change.org/p/lauren-hernandez-stop-sherman-county-from-destroying-organ

When you get to the site, do a ssearch for Azure Farms, Sherman County,Oregon and info will come up.

email: lhernanadez@co.sherman.or.us

phone: 541-565-3416

 

Organic Consumers Association
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Act by May 17: No Forced Spraying of Roundup on this Organic Farm!

Dear Honey,

County officials want to spray a 2,000-acre certified organic farm in Oregon with Monsanto’s cancer-causing Roundup and other pesticides—and force the farm to pay for it!

Officials in Central Oregon’s Sherman County say they need to spray Azure Farms in order to eradicate “noxious weeds.” Owners of the farm (which has been USDA certified organic for 18 years) say if the county follows through with its plans, it could put the farm out of business.

DEADLINE MAY 17: Take action to stop Sherman County from spraying Azure Farms with Monsanto’s Roundup!

Azure Farms, located in Moro, Ore., is no small operation. Azure provides nearly all the organic wheat, field peas, barley, Einkorn and beef for Azure Standard, a major independent distributor of organic and non-GMO foods in the U.S.

The “noxious weeds” in question—Morning Glory, Canada Thistle and Whitetop—have co-existed with the farm’s organic crops for years, without causing problems for the farm or the lands around it, according to the farm’s owners. They say they have successfully managed the weeds using organic farming and weed-control practices.

But Sherman County could issue a court order as early as Monday, May 22, to force the entire farm under quarantine while county officials douse the property in Roundup and other toxic herbicides. The chemicals, which could be applied to an area one-and-a-half times the size of the city center of Philadelphia, may also affect the surrounding areas, causing unpredictable health and environmental effects.

To add insult to injury, the County has threatened to place a lien on the farm to guarantee payment to the County for the labor and chemicals.

The order follows a change in the interpretation of a county code, from “controlling” noxious weeds to “eradicating them.” Azure Farm’s owners say the County’s plan is flawed because it’s nearly impossible to completely eradicate the weeds—so all the County will succeed in doing is putting Azure Farm out of business.

DEADLINE MAY 17: Take action to stop Sherman County from spraying Azure Farms with Monsanto’s Roundup!

– Melinda and Julie for the OCA tea

 

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