Citrus growers hope to fend off fruit-munching katydids, but one weapon is under scrutiny. Researchers found that children growing up near fields where the insecticide chlorpyrifos was deployed exhibited autism-like symptoms. A court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to ban the insecticide’s use, but Trump’s EPA is fighting back. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.
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Finally, the risk of potent pesticides long used in agriculture.
Miles O'Brien looks at why they're considered a key weapon in a farmer's arsenal, despite real health concerns.
It's our weekly look at the Leading Edge of science.
It's always harvest time in California's Central Valley, the nation's fruit basket, but little else is certain here.
Just asked grower Bob Blakely.
I mean, if you had a million dollars, you would be better off going to Las Vegas and gambling it then you would be going out here and becoming a citrus grower.