Conflicting interpretations of scientific research have led various authorities to issue different levels of concern over pesticide use.
New EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has decided not to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide widely used on produce.
A new study has found that fungi-destroying chemicals may make it harder for bees to metabolize their food. And if they can't get energy, they can't fly.
The safety of chlorpyrifos has been in question for almost three decades. The next step is an outright ban by the EPA, though it's unclear if that will happen.
A New York Times investigation showing questionable gains from GMO crops over the last twenty years has sparked a new round of controversy.
A cluster of agriculture organizations has criticized Dannon’s plan to use fewer genetically modified ingredients, calling the move a “major step backward.”
To understand the significance of corporate changes, you have to go back a century to look at how the industry got to where it is today.
In Canada, the province of Ontario is trying to crack down on pesticides called "neonics," with mixed results.
Together, Bayer and Monsanto will create the largest crop supply company in the world.
Minnesota's governor has ordered new restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been blamed for killing bees.
Genetically modified crops replaced insecticides, and, at first, some herbicides. But herbicide use has rebounded.
Researchers are looking at ways to combat pests by introducing predatory bugs, but there is danger in introducing a new species to an ecosystem.
Bee experts warn that novices may be inadvertently putting their hives in danger by not keeping the mite population in check.
Colorado’s Insectary began in response to a peach pest called oriental fruit moth that devastated the local crop in the 1930’s and 1940’s.
According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service survey, varroa mites were the top colony stressor for beekeeping operations with five or more colonies.
Ortho is part of the Miracle-Gro family. The company says it decided to phase out neonics from its home and garden products.
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.
A chemical safety bill that the US House passed last year includes a provision that could help Monsanto get lawsuits dismissed.
A new UCLA report shows that combinations of commonly used pesticides can create toxic cocktails that increase health risks.
As a major agricultural player, Argentina is a place whose rural problems raise eyebrows in U.S. farm country.