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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.

March 28, 2019

 

EPA Mulls Plans To Override States On Pesticide Rules

The EPA announced last week that the agency is considering changes that would allow them to veto state restriction on pesticides that are more strict than federal rules.

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.

March 1, 2019

 

Arkansas Lawmakers Vote to Roll Back Restrictions On Volatile Herbicide

Regulators in Arkansas voted to allow some use of the herbicide dicamba that was previously banned after complaints that it causes damage to nearby crops.

February 20, 2019

 

Is Fear Driving Sales Of Monsanto’s Dicamba-Proof Soybeans?

Some farmers say they're buying a popular new soybean seed partly because they're afraid of crop damage from herbicide drift. A new lawsuit claims the seed maker is violating antitrust laws.

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.

October 16, 2018

 

A Weedkiller’s Been Banned, But Farmers Are Still Spraying It

Many farmers are defying efforts by regulators to strictly limit the use of dicamba, a popular weedkiller that's prone to drifting into neighboring fields.

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.

August 13, 2018

 

Wind-Blown Pesticides An Issue In Courtrooms, Communities Across U.S.

In much of the Midwest, state-mandated buffer zones, for certain pesticides near schools and waterways, don’t exist.

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 24, 2018

 

Local Courts Lift Arkansas Weedkiller Ban, Creating Chaos

The state's summertime ban on the use of a popular weedkiller has dissolved, for now, as a result of court decisions. Some confused farmers are rethinking their plans for this year's crops.

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.

November 13, 2017

 

Harvest’s Done, But Deciding What To Do About Dicamba Isn’t

The EPA is restricting dicamba's use, and Monsanto is selling dicamba resistant soybeans. Farmers grapple with how to proceed.

October 19, 2017

 

Food Industry Vying For Public Trust With CRISPR Discussion

“If people trust you, science doesn’t matter. If people don’t trust you, science doesn’t matter,” says Charlie Arnot of the Center for Food Integrity.

September 27, 2017

 

Arkansas Defies Monsanto, Moves To Ban Rogue Weedkiller

Arkansas regulators are on a collision course with Monsanto, voting to ban use during the growing season of a drift-prone herbicide.

September 21, 2017

 

Dicamba Has Been Around For Years, But Causing Problems Now

Superweeds are part of the reason Dicamba is causing more problems now.

May 22, 2017

 

Big Data Is Transforming How Breeders Create Better Seeds

The time-honored tradition of crossbreeding plants to get the best traits is no longer the primary way science is done. Now, we harness the power of Big Data.

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.

March 13, 2017

 

Monsanto Rep Counsels Indiana Farmers On Bridging Ag Divides

Monsanto's director of millennial engagement told Indiana Farm Bureau members to rethink how they talk about the food system with young and urban residents.

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.

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