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
US state of California environmental officials have taken the next step towards imposing a statewide ban on the insecticide, chlorpyrifos.
Environmentalists have again called on a federal appeals court to vacate the US EPA's approval of Bayer legacy company Monsanto's dicamba herbicide.
California environmental officials have taken the next step towards imposing a statewide ban on banning chlorpyrifos, sending notices on Wednesday (Aug. 13) to registrants that their product registrations will be cancelled because of concerns about the public health risks from the widely-used insecticide.
General Mills is scoring points for sharing plans to reduce pesticide use in its agricultural supply chain, detailing its strategies for promoting regenerative agriculture and integrated pest management (IPM) techniques as well as expanding organic production and promoting pollinator health.
Environmentalists have again called on a federal appeals court to vacate EPA's approval of Monsanto's dicamba herbicide, arguing the agency failed to account for the harm from drift of the potent pesticide and ignored its potential impact on endangered species.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling on federal financial regulators to issue guidance to ensure hemp growers and businesses have access to banking services, warning that failure to do so will stymie growth of the nascent industry.