CFACT official comment to EPA on Atrazine

CFACT is concerned that EPA is mixing good, properly conducted scientific studies (that show minimal atrazine risk to aquatic plant species) with poorly conducted, largely meaningless studies that combine inadequate data, satellite imagery, statewide crop and atrazine use data, computer models, laboratory evaluations, algorithms, extrapolations and best guesses, along with irrelevant toxicity studies of non-aquatic plant species that were tested for high-level exposure to atrazine-based products.

By |2022-09-23T11:25:44-04:00September 23rd, 2022|Environment|Comments Off on CFACT official comment to EPA on Atrazine

Can plant viruses help boost pesticide safety?

Researchers have discovered a particular plant virus that can deliver pesticide molecules deeper below the ground, targeting places normally beyond their reach. This has the benefit of limiting a pesticide’s impact on the natural world.

By , |2019-06-07T09:47:45-04:00June 9th, 2019|Environment|Comments Off on Can plant viruses help boost pesticide safety?

Unfounded fears about synthetic pesticides

By Steve Goreham. Our modern society suffers from “chemophobia." Will insects eat our crops or people? Scientific evidence shows that everyday exposure to synthetic pesticides is negligible and that widespread pesticide fears are unfounded.

By |2018-11-15T10:34:08-05:00November 15th, 2018|Environment|Comments Off on Unfounded fears about synthetic pesticides

“Roundup” the corrupt fear monger regulators

Environmental activists and government bureaucracies are today shameless as they falsify documents, hide research, mislead and obfuscate as they collude to fabricate a case against glyphosate (the key ingredient in Roundup) and thus subject farmers to further restrictions on their ability to provide food to the tables of the American people. Worldwide, these fear mongers have caused tens of millions of deaths from preventable and treatable diseases and from malnutrition.

By |2016-11-06T16:29:57-05:00November 6th, 2016|CFACT Insights|1 Comment

It’s not just the Zika bug

It is mosquito season already, and there are various evils lurking about, notably the Zika virus which is spread by the same mosquito that gave us Yellow Fever. Mosquitos also spread Dengue and Chikungunya fever viruses. Take precautions, as the future pest control systems have yet to win FDA and USDA approval.

By |2016-04-04T19:13:10-04:00April 4th, 2016|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on It’s not just the Zika bug

Beekeeepers blaming pesticides for bee losses could face bigger losses in court

Prodded by attorneys, beekeepers in Canada's Ontario Province have filed a lawsuit against pesticide manufacturers, claiming that neonicotinoids are killing their hives. But beekeepers in western Canadian provinces are seeking to opt out of the lawsuit, but the Siskinds law firm is not cooperating with their requests. Should the beekeepers lose in court, they will be obligated to pay court costs and perhaps damages. Perhaps they will have to file their own lawsuit against the plaintiffs.

By |2014-10-28T13:53:16-04:00October 28th, 2014|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Beekeeepers blaming pesticides for bee losses could face bigger losses in court

DDT ban linked to population control

Aldous Huxley’s book, Brave New World Revisited (1958), warns that the danger to civilization posed by Third World overpopulation would lead to communist revolution, attacking DDT as an important contributor: “We go to a tropical island…and with the aid of DDT we stamp out malaria, and in two or three years, save hundreds of thousands of lives.” Huxley continued that: “This is obviously good, But the hundreds of thousands of human beings thus saved, and the millions whom they beget and bring to birth, cannot be adequately clothed, housed, educated or fed out of the island’s available resources. Quick death by malaria has been abolished; but life made miserable by undernourishment and over-crowding is now the rule, and death by outright starvation threatens ever greater numbers.”

By |2013-08-11T14:22:49-04:00August 11th, 2013|CFACT Insights|5 Comments
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