Thursday, December 25, 2014

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Every                                                            year, 1.1                                                            billion pounds                                                            of pesticides                                                            are applied to                                                            the fields                                                            growing foods                                                            that we eat.                                                            (PGIAM /                                                            Istock)

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We're at a point of genuine crisis.

Across America, workers are getting sick. Bee colonies are collapsing. Communities and wildlife are being poisoned. And extremely toxic pesticides are being applied to the fields that grow food that could end up on your dinner table.

But instead of addressing these crises, our government continues to approve highly toxic pesticides for widespread and reckless use. Will you help us fight back with a monthly gift today that will be matched $1-for-$1?

Earthjustice is waging an aggressive campaign to take on the worst pesticides, fight reckless pesticide use, and regulate this toxic industry. But we're up against the world's largest chemical companies, and they will stop at nothing to continue business as usual.

This is a battle that won't end overnight—and to win, we need you by our side, now more than ever!

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Just two weeks ago, the USDA approved new corn and soy crops that have been genetically modified to withstand a stronger and more toxic herbicide associated with serious health impacts.

The EPA is continuing to approve toxic bee-killing pesticides for widespread use, despite massive bee die-offs.

And, as I write this, the EPA is refusing to protect communities from toxic pesticide drift and defend the public's right to know which pesticide chemicals we're being exposed to.

But with your help, we can change things!

Earthjustice litigation forced a court order imposing no-spray buffers near streams containing endangered salmon. Our court cases have helped push pesticides like the cancer-causing methyl iodide off the market.

And with you by our side, we'll fight these new battles until we win.

With your monthly support matched $1-for-$1 for the next three months, Earthjustice will fight to phase out the most dangerous pesticides, shift the industry to safer alternatives, and force the government to adopt policies that support the health of people, wildlife, and ecosystems.

Among other battles, Earthjustice is fighting in and outside the courtroom to:

protect children and communities from toxic pesticide drift

force the EPA to regulate chlorpyrifos, shown in a series of alarming studies to lower IQ and increase autism, ADHD, and other brain developmental impairments in children who are exposed in utero or early childhood

save bees from toxic pesticides, including Dow AgroScience's sulfoxaflor, Valent U.S.A. Corporation's Venom Insecticide, and Mitsui Chemicals Agro's Dinotefuran 20SG—all shown to be highly toxic to bees

protect farmworkers across the nation from exposure to toxic pesticides

stop the next generation of GMO crops that require stronger and more toxic herbicides

These are battles that won't end overnight, and we're up against deep-pocketed chemical companies. We need you by our side.

Don't allow chemical companies' pursuit of short-term pesticide profits to threaten our food system and our health.

Become a monthly donor to support our critical work today, and your next three gifts will be matched $1-for-$1.

Thank you for joining us in the fight,

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Lisa Garcia
VP of Litigation for Healthy Communities

P.S. Taking on toxic pesticides and the world's largest chemical companies is a battle that will not end overnight. We need you by our side. Help us fight back with a monthly gift today, and your first three gifts will be matched $1-for-$1.

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 Photo Credit: Every year, 1.1 billion pounds of pesticides are applied to the fields growing foods that we eat. (© PGIAM / Istock) 

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