organophosphate pesticides

Organic Farm Contaminated by Pesticides Wins $1M Verdict

Article: Organic Farm Contaminated by Pesticides Wins $1M Verdict

SANTA CRUZ, California, September 29, 2008 (ENS) – A Santa Cruz County jury has awarded $1 million to an organic farm in Santa Cruz whose edible herbs were contaminated by pesticides applied to vegetables on nearby farms. Lawyers for Jacobs Farm / Del Cabo said today that organophosphate pesticides evaporating after application and then blowing…

Farmworkers Sue to Block Use of Four Toxic Pesticides

Article: Farmworkers Sue to Block Use of Four Toxic Pesticides

SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 9, 2008 (ENS) – A coalition of farmworker advocates and environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Friday, seeking to force a halt to the use of four organophosphate pesticides. Some of these pesticides have been detected in California’s rural schoolyards and homes, Sequoia National Park, and…