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November 13, 2018

 

EPA Says Farmers Can Keep Using Weedkiller Blamed For Vast Damage

The Environmental Protection Agency has given farmers the OK to continue to spray the controversial weedkiller dicamba. The chemical is prone to blowing in the wind and damaging other vegetation.

April 25, 2018

 

Glyphosate Label Moving Forward In California

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

August 1, 2017

 

Dicamba Damage Estimate Tops 2.5 Million Acres

The herbicide is suspected of drifting in the wind to neighboring farms and causing widespread damage.

July 21, 2017

 

Zapping Noxious Weeds On Organic Farms Harder Than You Think

There are few inexpensive and low-labor options to control the aggressive field invaders, which potentially cut into their profits.

July 6, 2017

 

Damage From Wayward Weedkiller Keeps Growing

As many as 2 million acres of soybeans may have been harmed by a popular weedkiller drifting into neighboring fields.

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.

August 2, 2016

 

How Monsanto And Scofflaw Farmers Hurt Soybeans In Arkansas

A new type of genetically engineered crop is tempting farmers to use a weedkiller illegally. The illicit chemical use has damaged nearby crops.

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.

April 21, 2016

 

Europe Bans Herbicides Linked To Cancer And Infertility

The European Commission has put a moratorium on the use of two weed killers that disrupt human hormones.

April 12, 2016

 

Study: Monarch Butterflies Could Be Extinct In Two Decades

New research from the Scripps Institute for Oceanography says the monarch butterfly population may be beyond recovery in the next 20 years.

April 2, 2015

 

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.

January 15, 2015

 

Wassailing, Backyard Chicken Tips, Mushrooms And Wine

Mulled wine and chicken mushrooms on the menu. A new super-herbicide brings new concerns. Tips for beginning backyard chicken farmers. And we go a'wassailing.

March 4, 2014

Unwanted 

Climate Change Could Benefit Some Invasive Plants

In 2005, USDA researcher Dana Blumenthal set out to document what effect climate change will have on large swathes of grassland.

May 14, 2013

Environmental Impact 

New GMO Products Delayed Due To USDA Review

Monsanto and Dow Chemical have been developing new genetically-modified seeds, but the USDA has hit the brakes on their release to market.

February 22, 2013

Seeds Of Justice? 

In Bowman V. Monsanto, Bad Prospects For Bowman

Indiana Farmer Vernon Bowman faced a cold reception in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

October 4, 2012

Feedback Loop 

Farmers And Superweeds Mired In Arms Race, Study Finds

According a recent study, herbicide use has increased by 527 million pounds since herbicide resistant GMOs first hit the scene in 1996.

April 11, 2012

Animorphs Downstream! 

Roundup Makes Tadpoles Change Shape

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh reveals that America's most popular weedkiller can turn frog larvae into freaks of nature.

July 25, 2011

Poisonous Chemicals 

Herbicide Causes Widespread Tree Deaths

An herbicide once touted as an environmentally friendly option to traditional herbicides is responsible for thousands of tree deaths.

June 8, 2010

Superweeds 

Minor Pests, Major Problem: GMO Crops, Superweeds And Pest Control

Weeds are not the only things becoming resistant to popular chemical pesticides, insect populations are affected as well.

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