In Canada, the province of Ontario is trying to crack down on pesticides called "neonics," with mixed results.
A stunning 90 percent of US urban streams contained concentrations of pesticides, most of which were used to keep bugs out of our homes and away from our yards.
While federal regulations have successfully cut back some types of water pollution, they have little muscle in combating agricultural runoff.
Crop farms and livestock operations are the biggest contributors to nutrient problems in the Gulf of Mexico
The Environmental Protection Agency says that the country's most widely used weedkiller, glyphosate, does not cause cancer.
Genetically modified crops replaced insecticides, and, at first, some herbicides. But herbicide use has rebounded.
The last time government agencies updated biotech regulations was 1992. Today a wave of new discoveries is breaking out of the old regulatory framework.
Time is almost up for consumers to tell the FDA what "natural" food means. It's an ancient philosophical question with no easy answers.
The European Commission has put a moratorium on the use of two weed killers that disrupt human hormones.
Ortho is part of the Miracle-Gro family. The company says it decided to phase out neonics from its home and garden products.
A new UCLA report shows that combinations of commonly used pesticides can create toxic cocktails that increase health risks.
Researchers explain that moving bee hives across long distances, as is common in the U.S. to pollinate crops, speeds up the process of disease spread.
Bringing monitoring technology to farmer’s fields means the farmer instantly knows how much fertilizer that area needs. They can then avoid applying too much.
In the past few years, Monsanto has purchased weather analysis companies and big data firms. The company now wants to buy the Swiss chemical company, Syngenta.
Farmers use nearly 900 million pounds of pesticides every year. Sometimes those chemicals drift to neighboring property, which can ruin crops on organic farms.
Many poultry shows have been canceled. What this could mean for Jana Wilson's rare chicken breeds. Flan with Seth Elgar. And, farm chemicals and cancer rates.
Farmers fighting herbicide-resistant weeds will likely look to spray more chemicals. Researchers are trying to determine which herbicides could cause cancer.
The parts of the federal government that regulate agricultural pesticide use want nothing to do with legalized marijuana.
Farmers who switch from Roundup to Enlist will be nearly doubling the amount of chemicals they pour on their land.
According to the National Agricultural Aviation Association, 18 to 20 percent of commercial cropland receives some sort of aerial application.