organophosphate pesticides

Organic Farm Contaminated by Pesticides Wins $1M Verdict

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

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…