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US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) THREATENING AND CENSORING SCIENTISTS EXPOSING BEE DEATH EPIDEMIC

From: Global Research

"In March, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), an environmental activist group supporting local, state, and federal researchers, filed a…

GOVERNMENT SUPPRESSES SCIENCE WE PAY FOR

From: Post Independent

"A specific instance of the result became public recently. On behalf of an unnamed group of scientists working for the USDA and alleging that their work is suppressed,…

IS THE GOVERNMENT HARASSING AND CENSORING SCIENTISTS FOR STUDYING TIES BETWEEN PESTICIDES AND BEE DEATHS?

From: Truthout

"In March, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), an environmental activist group supporting local, state and federal researchers, filed a legal petition…

SUPPRESSING SCIENCE FOR MONSANTO?

From: San Diego Free Press

"The letter follows a petition filed in March by the advocacy organization Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) charging that “USDA scientists…

IS THE GOVERNMENT CENSORING ITS OWN SCIENTISTS FOR STUDYING TIES BETWEEN PESTICIDES AND BEE DEATHS?

From: Raw Story

"In March, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), an environmental activist group supporting local, state and federal researchers, filed a legal petition…

COMMENTARY: GROUP URGES USDA TO INVESTIGATE SCIENTIST CENSORSHIP

From: Ag Professional

"In March, the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, filed a citizen petition requesting that the U.S. Department of Agriculture adopt new…

GREEN GROUPS WORRIED USDA SCIENTISTS AREN'T OFFERED ENOUGH PROTECTION

From: Farm Futures

"Groups cite reports of a legal petition filed in March by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility advocacy group that "claims some scientists working…

SUPPRESSING SCIENCE FOR MONSANTO? GROUPS DEMAND INVESTIGATION OF USDA

From: eNews Park Forest

"The letter follows a petition filed in March by the advocacy organization Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) charging that "USDA scientists…

USDA COMMENTS TO EPA ON NEONICOTINOID BENEFITS REVEAL USDA'S FLAGRANT PRO-PESTICIDE BIAS

From: eNews Park Forest

"USDA’s comments are consistent with the disturbing pattern of ignoring the harms of agricultural technologies and suppressing scientists within the agency who…

USDA URGED TO SHIELD ITS SCIENTISTS FROM HARASSMENT

Agency Scientific Integrity Policy Riddled with Gags, Gaps and Loopholes