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Sen. Udall offers bill to ban pesticide known to harm kids’ brains

Since the Environmental Protection Agency is ignoring evidence that chlorpyrifos, a pesticide, can harm children’s brains and nervous systems, a New Mexico senator is taking action. Sen. Tom Udall, a Democrat, has introduced legislation—the Protect Children, Farmers & Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act—that would ban the substance. Read more in …


How California plans to go far beyond any other state on climate

A year ago, California legislators decided to cut greenhouse gas emissions more than 40 percent by 2030. How can they accomplish that goal? While cap and trade will be one strategy, the state will consider improving any area of its economy. Read more at The New York Times …


New DNA sunscreen gets better the longer you wear it

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York, have developed a DNA film that, as it is exposed to the sun, increasingly protects the skin from ultraviolet light. While the obvious use is as a sunscreen, the team also will find out if the transparent film might be an efficient wound covering. Read more at Science Daily …


Senate rejects Trump’s attempts to slash funding to rural America

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a spending bill that funds rural programs in the USDA, including the position of undersecretary for rural development. That agency ensures that rural Americans have access to business loans, waste treatment, safe water and other staples of modern life. Read more at Modern Farmer …


Grillin’ in the C-Suite at Chipotle; second subpoena served up

A federal grand jury is investigating Chipotle Mexican Grill’s food safety practices during the last four-plus years, executives announced after seeing norovirus sicken customers at a Virginia store. The subpoena was served July 19, but revealed Wednesday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Read more at Food Safety News …

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