Monday marked the start of an ongoing trial concerning the controversial weed killer Roundup — a trade name for glyphosate. A jury in a federal court in San Francisco will soon decide whether or not Roundup is responsible for a California man's cancer.

Glyphosate, a common herbicide, is a valuable part of the integrated pest management system and is used within a broad array of agricultural and urban settings. Farmers – as well as governments, gardeners and other users – depend on glyphosate as an efficient and cost-effective tool that can be used safely to control weeds.

Hank Giclas

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) recently released its 2017 Pesticide Residues in Fresh Produce Report. Through the survey, the CDPR discovered 96 percent of samples had either no detectable pesticide residues or the residue levels were considered within tolerances established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Matt McInerney

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is now recommending new interim restrictions on the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. According to DPR’s announcement today, the new measures will provide increased protections from potential exposure to the pesticide, while DPR completes a formal regulatory process to list chlorpyrifos as a “toxic air contaminant” and develops permanent restrictions on its use.

The interim measures include:

Hank Giclas

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