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Posts published in January 2018

Vermont Pesticide Use Soars, GMO Corn to Blame

Ending its three-year-stall on publishing statewide pesticide usage data, Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (AAFM) finally released the information in December in response to a public records request. The newly released data covers the years 2014-2016, and it shows a dramatic increase in pesticide use on Vermont’s dairy farms, particularly when it comes to managing GMO-cornfields. The use of glyphosate, for example, more…