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Posts tagged glyphosate

October 17, 2016


Geologist Carrie Elliott in a boat

Researching New Ways Farmers Can Fight Gulf’s ‘Dead Zone’

Upstream farmers can’t just stop using fertilizer all together. Researchers are looking at plant-based strategies to help mitigate the dead zone.

October 11, 2016


gallon jug of water

Cities Cope With Ag Runoff, Create Their Own Pollution, Too

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.

September 20, 2016


tractor in a corn field

EPA Weighs In On Glyphosate, Says It Doesn’t Cause Cancer

The Environmental Protection Agency says that the country's most widely used weedkiller, glyphosate, does not cause cancer.

September 15, 2016



Monsanto Accepts $66 Billion Bayer Offer

Together, Bayer and Monsanto will create the largest crop supply company in the world.

September 6, 2016


machines spraying pesticides

How GMOs Cut Pesticide Use, And Perhaps Boosted It Again

Genetically modified crops replaced insecticides, and, at first, some herbicides. But herbicide use has rebounded.

July 21, 2016



Monsanto Says No To New Bayer Buyout; Open To Talks

Despite a "sweetened" deal totaling $64 billion, the agrochemical giant rejected the new "incomplete and financially inadequate" Bayer offer.

July 1, 2016



Glyphosate Granted 18-Month Extension In EU

The European Commission voted to extend the sale of the product until the European Chemical Agency provides a new ruling in 2017.

June 9, 2016



Goodbye Glyphosate? EU Says No To Chemical Sale Extension

An EU proposal to extend the sale of the chemical in Monsanto's Roundup has failed to garner enough support in the EU.

May 5, 2016


A sign warns park visitors about recent glyphosate spraying in a New York City park

EPA Yanks Report Saying Glyphosate Is Not A Cancer Risk

The EPA says it was not ready to post a report that appeared on its website last week declaring weedkiller glyphosate unlikely to cause cancer in humans.

March 8, 2016


A farmer sprays pesticides on a field from a tractor

EU Mulls New License For Weed Killer

The European Union is drawing battle lines over whether to renew a license for glyphosate, an herbicide the World Health Organization says is linked to cancer.

December 2, 2015


Andrew Scaboo and Tony Stafford

University-Made Roundup Ready Seeds Ready For Market

Imagine your fancy multi-vitamin goes generic. Then the local university adds in extra vitamins that are particularly important for people living in your area.

August 5, 2015


Monsanto research campus

Monsanto Sets Off A Corporate ‘Feeding Frenzy’

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.

July 20, 2015


soybean plants

Farmers Watch As Scientists Weigh In On Common Herbicides

Farmers fighting herbicide-resistant weeds will likely look to spray more chemicals. Researchers are trying to determine which herbicides could cause cancer.

April 2, 2015


A farmer applies herbicide to a field

Study Says Pesticides Spur Antibiotic Resistance

New research shows for the first time that bacteria exposed to small amounts of household herbicides can become resistant to antibiotics.

March 26, 2015


machine spraying herbicides

Could Roundup Cause Cancer?

Here are five things you should know about the World Health Organization saying Roundup could cause cancer.

January 14, 2015


Mark Bernards holds hand sprayer

Concerns Remain Over Super Chemical To Fight Super Weeds

Farmers who switch from Roundup to Enlist will be nearly doubling the amount of chemicals they pour on their land.

July 30, 2012

GMO Redux 

hand cradling a sugar beet

What’s New With Genetically Modified Crops?

The USDA grants unrestricted use of GMO sugar beets, and California voters consider GMO labeling requirements.

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