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2008-09-21 09:00:16

The Associated Press ROCKINGHAM Residents in three North Carolina counties have raised concerns that pesticides, used by peach farmers decades ago, may be polluting well water. Tests done by state health officials have found 117 tainted wells in Montgomery, Richmond and Moore counties in the past year, The Charlotte Observer reported Saturday. Contamination levels as high as 55 times the federal safe drinking-water standard have been detected and residents in 77 homes where...

2008-04-24 06:00:47

By Langman, Jimmy Multinational pesticide corporations headquartered in the Global North are expanding their sales of some of the most dangerous chemicals in Latin America-chemicals known to cause a plethora of health problems, including cancers and birth defects. This is happening even as U.S. and E.U. laws have banned or severely restricted many of the pesticides and UN conventions have come into force. A NACLA investigation supported by the Samuel Chavkin Investigative Journalism Fund...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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