Years after an environmental catastrophe linked to seeds coated in dangerous pesticides, a local community continues to pay the price. Action Alert! Last year, we reported on an environmental catastrophe linked to the use of pesticide-coated seeds, which were utilized to produce ethanol at a plant in Mead, Nebraska. The toxic byproduct of this process was stored in “lagoons” that polluted the air, soil, and water in and around Mead. Read more.