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Posts tagged glyphosate

June 14, 2019

 

Unapproved Genetically Modified Wheat Found In US — Again

A wheat strain resistant to the weedkiller glyphosate - more commonly known as Roundup - was found growing wild in the northwestern United States for the fourth time since 2013.

June 7, 2019

 

Planting For The Future

Fruit trees don't start producing for several years. For nut trees, the wait is even longer.

June 7, 2019

 

By The Numbers: Glyphosate Use In The Midwest For Corn, Soybeans

When the pharmaceutical company Bayer bought Monsanto last year, it inherited the weed killer Roundup. It also inherited thousands of lawsuits claiming the chemical’s active ingredient — glyphosate- can be linked to a form of cancer.

April 15, 2019

 

Farmers Running Out Of Easy Options As Weeds Outsmart Weedkillers

In the long-running war between farmers and weeds, it's advantage, weeds. Scientists in Kansas have found examples of the dreaded pigweed that are immune to the newest weed-killing technologies.

March 22, 2019

 

Spelt Flour Makes The Best Pita Bread

Learn how to make pita bread, and why the flour you choose makes all the difference.

March 22, 2019

 

Federal Jury Finds Bayer’s Roundup Weed Killer Caused A California Man’s Cancer

The latest on the federal jury's decision that found Roundup to be the likely cause of a California resident's cancer.

August 24, 2018

 

Federal Agencies, Monsanto May Have Slowed Glyphosate Safety Review

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry - part of the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services - began conducting a 2015 a toxicological review of glyphosate in 2015. It has yet to be published.

June 1, 2018

 

Bayer Wins DOJ Approval To Acquire Monsanto

The Department of Justice announced this week its decision to allow Bayer to purchase Monsanto, following the sale of around $9 billion in assets to chemical company BASF.

April 25, 2018

 

Glyphosate Label Moving Forward In California

The state of California will move forward with labeling glyphosate as a "possible carcinogen."

December 8, 2017

 

Yeast Hunting With Matt Bochman

Have you every wondered what your favorite spot in the woods might taste like in a beer? Wild Pitch Yeast might make that possible.

December 8, 2017

 

Journalist Explores Controversial Weed Killer in New Book

A chemical in the weed killer Round Up is the subject of Carey Gillam's book Whitewash. Harvest Public Media interviews Gillam about the controversy.

May 8, 2017

 

Watch: What Are Pesticides And How Are They Used?

Conflicting interpretations of scientific research have led various authorities to issue different levels of concern over pesticide use.

March 15, 2017

 

Court Documents Raise Questions Of Roundup

After court documents unsealed Tuesday raised questions about research methods, Monsanto says it did not ghostwrite a 2000 study on the safety of glyphosate.

February 2, 2017

 

California Judge OKs Roundup Cancer Label

California will be the first state to label the controversial chemical glyphosate, declared safe by the EPA, and "probably carcinogenic to humans" by the IARC.

November 9, 2016

 

Why Scientists Disagree On Cancer Risk From Glyphosate

After dueling reviews of research studies, scientific panels are having a hard time agreeing whether the most common weed killer in the U.S. can cause cancer.

October 17, 2016

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

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