J. R. Pegg
He specializes in US policy, legislation and litigation related to pesticides and GM crops.
J.R. has been a journalist for 20 years, having previously covered environmental issues, chemical policy, and the television industry.
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Latest From J. R. Pegg
A federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits brought by cancer victims against Monsanto last week voiced skepticism that the plaintiffs will succeed with their claims, suggesting the scientific record fails to support their argument that glyphosate causes cancer.
Canadian regulators have approved Golden Rice, concluding that the genetically engineered rice line is safe for human consumption. The decision is a win for advocates of the vitamin A-enriched rice, which was first developed nearly two decades ago with the aim of helping to reduce infant mortality and blindness in children throughout the developing world.
A US federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits brought by cancer victims against Monsanto has voiced scepticism that the plaintiffs will succeed with their claims, suggesting that the scientific record fails to support their argument that the herbicide, glyphosate, causes cancer.
Senate Democrats continue to pressure US EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to abandon a plan to revise two pesticide worker protection rules, arguing that the move undermines vital safeguards for farmworkers and children.
The US Trump administration is urging a federal court to reject a challenge to its decision not to ban the insecticide, chlorpyrifos, on jurisdictional grounds.