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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 4, 2019

 

Will An Appeals Court Make The EPA Ban A Pesticide?

Chlorpyrifos has been linked to developmental delays in kids and other health problems. The EPA is fighting a lower court's ruling that it must ban the pesticide, which farmers say they need.

February 14, 2019

 

Study Warns Of Global Insect Collapse

A new study warns that more than 40 percent of the world’s insect species are at risk of extinction, and a third are endangered.

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.

July 12, 2018

 

Native Bees And Alfalfa Farmers — A Seedy Love Story

Northwest farmers produce a quarter of the country's alfalfa seeds, but they get help from millions of alkali bees, thanks to one of the most unique agricultural partnerships in the country.

December 8, 2017

 

China Pledges To Use Fewer Pesticides

China has announced plans to phase out at least 10 more toxic pesticides within the next five years in a bid to improve food safety and soil health.

November 10, 2017

 

On Food and Connection, Earth Eats Talks With Alton Brown

"It keeps you from dying and it connects you." Alton Brown talks about food's power to connect, and how media and technology impact that relationship.

November 10, 2017

 

To Protect Pollinators, Researchers Look To Land For Answers

Neonicotinoids threaten bee populations, but instead of limiting their use, researchers look to evergreens and prairie strips for minimizing the threat.

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.

August 31, 2017

 

Babies Of Mothers Highly Exposed To Pesticides See Problems

Researchers matched birth records for a half-million babies born 1997-2011 to pesticide rates for one-square-mile region including the mother’s address.

August 23, 2017

 

Popular Pesticides Keep Bumblebees From Laying Eggs

A new study is adding to evidence that a popular class of pesticides can harm wild bees, like bumblebees.

May 31, 2017

 

Two Different Approaches To Saving Bees From Poison Dust

Two scientists agree that pesticide-laden dust from planting equipment kills bees, but they're proposing different solutions.

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 30, 2017

 

EPA Will Not Ban Pesticide Despite Its Own Evidence Of Risk

New EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has decided not to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide widely used on produce.

February 20, 2017

 

Crop-Protecting Fungicides May Be Hurting The Honey Bees

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.

February 13, 2017

 

Chlorpyrifos: Linked To Autism, Still On The Market

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.

November 3, 2016

 

Report Stirs Debate Over GMO Benefits

A New York Times investigation showing questionable gains from GMO crops over the last twenty years has sparked a new round of controversy.

October 27, 2016

 

Farm Groups Blast Dannon For Pledge Against GMOs

A cluster of agriculture organizations has criticized Dannon’s plan to use fewer genetically modified ingredients, calling the move a “major step backward.”

October 26, 2016

 

Eat Or Be Eaten: How ‘Big Ag’ Came To Be

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.

October 19, 2016

 

Cut Down On Bee-Killing Pesticides? Easier Said Than Done

In Canada, the province of Ontario is trying to crack down on pesticides called "neonics," with mixed results.

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