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Colombia to stop spraying Roundup on coca fields

After the World Health Organization warned in March that glyphosate is "probably carcinogenic," President Santos's cabinet called into question whether to continue the air war on coca, the raw ingredient for cocaine.

Are bees getting hooked on pesticides?

A new study found that not only did bees show no signs of avoiding neonicotinoid-laced food in lab tests, they seemed to prefer it.

Costa Rica banana workers affected by Nemagon still waiting on compensation

Hundreds of banana workers who were exposed to the banned pesticide Nemagon protested Wednesday in front of Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly demanding compensation for physical and psychological damages.

UN cancer agency sees a risk in Roundup and other pesticides

PARIS – The U.N.'s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said Friday that three pesticides, including the popular weedkiller Roundup, were "probably" carcinogenic and two others, which have already been outlawed or restricted, were "possibly" so.

Water contamination case heads to Inter-American Commission of Human Rights

Residents of Siquirres and their supporters say the government of Costa Rica is violating the communities’ right to access clean water by not properly handling the contamination problem, and not forcing pineapple growers to accept their share of responsibility.

Nearly 14,000 sickened banana workers to receive payment for pesticide exposure

After 13 years, Costa Rica finally has a regulation guaranteeing payment of physical and psychological damages for nearly 14,000 banana workers who were exposed to the banned pesticide Nemagon.

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