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Tell USDA to stop retaliating against its own scientists

Action: Stop Pollution

December 5, 2015   Action Alert ID# 307

 

Disturbing reports from U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists reveal that the agency is suppressing research on the dangers of pesticides and retaliating against them when their studies reveal unfavorable facts about these chemicals.

Indeed, when public interest in Jonathan Lundgren's work grew -- work that's shown neonicotinoid pesticides are killing monarchs and don't even provide tangible benefits to farmers -- USDA began to seriously harass the senior scientist, eventually forcing him to file a federal whistleblower complaint.

Widely used on crops such as corn and soybeans, neonicotinoids have quickly become the most commonly used insecticides in the United States and are a major source of revenue for the multibillion-dollar pesticide industry, despite the overwhelming body of science linking them to declining pollinator populations. By suppressing its own scientists, USDA has shown that it's more interested in protecting these powerful industry interests than the integrity of American agriculture.

December 5, 2015   Action Alert ID# 307

 

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