An article in The Guardian today says the European Union has dropped plans to regulate chemicals including many pesticides that disrupt hormones because of pressure from the US over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The US push for impact assessments has pushed the proposed regulation of 31 chemicals back till at least 2016. AnRead More
I pledge to take care of my yard without synthetic pesticides, weedkillers and fertilizers except on rare occasions to resolve an infestation or to improve habitat for native plants and wildlife. I also pledge not to throw pharmaceuticals or chemicals down my drains or toilets.