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Tuesday, July 20, 2004

A new investigation by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the National Black Farmers Association reveals that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) withheld nearly three out of every four dollars in a $2.3 billion landmark civil rights settlement with black farmers.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2004

A new investigation by Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the National Black Farmers' Association (NBFA) finds that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) willfully obstructed justice by deliberately undermining the terms of a 1

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Tuesday, July 20, 2004

At a Subcommittee hearing September 28, Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH 1st) and other members supported the main findings in Environmental Working Group's (EWG) July 2004 investigation, which reported that the landmark 1999 civil rights settlement of black family farmers' discrimination claims against USDA (Pigford v. Glickman) has been almost a complete failure and must be redressed.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2004

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) says tests on salmon and trout raised in federal hatcheries in the Northeast found enough PCBs and other toxic chemicals that consumers should severely limit consumption – no more than one meal of the fish every two months.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004

The Oregonian reports consumers are increasingly choosing healthy wild salmon instead of PCB-laden farmed salmon. Studies over the past year by EWG and others have shown that farmed salmon has far higher levels of toxic PCBs than wild salmon. Higher prices for wild salmon are good news for Alaska and other West Coast fishermen who have struggled in recent decades.

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Friday, February 1, 2002

This week, Monsanto and Solutia defend themselves in a lawsuit by 3,500 plaintiffs seeking compensation for health and environmental damage left behind by the company's production of PCBs in Anniston, Alabama.

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Thursday, June 14, 2001

View and Download the report here: EWG Corn Ethanol Energy Security

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Tuesday, February 20, 2001

View and Download the report here: Every Breathe You Take

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Sunday, October 1, 2000

View and Download the report here: Bumper Crop

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Saturday, April 1, 2000

View and Download the report here: Green Acres

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Wednesday, March 1, 2000

View and Download our full report here: A Few Bad Apples

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Wednesday, March 1, 2000

For seven years, Bill Clinton and Al Gore have put biotech foods on the political and regulatory fast track, while organic farming was put on hold. The result?

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Wednesday, January 12, 2000

View and Download the report here: Freedom to Farm in Iowa

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Tuesday, December 14, 1999

Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act allows the U.S.

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Thursday, November 18, 1999

Californians are unknowingly spreading fertilizers made from toxic waste to farm fields and home gardens, according to state and independent tests. Even though these products may exceed state standards defining hazardous waste, the State of California is proposing new rules that would legalize the practice of "recycling" toxic waste.

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Thursday, November 18, 1999

View and Download the report here: As You Sow

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Tuesday, June 1, 1999

View and Download the report here: From Bureaucrats to Fat Cats

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Friday, February 12, 1999

View and Download the report here: Ban Methyl Parathion Now

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Wednesday, July 1, 1998

View and Download the report here: English Patient

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Thursday, April 30, 1998

View and Download the report here: Dumping Sewage Sludge on Organic Farms

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