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.
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.
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.
In much of the Midwest, state-mandated buffer zones, for certain pesticides near schools and waterways, don’t exist.
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.
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.
"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.
Neonicotinoids threaten bee populations, but instead of limiting their use, researchers look to evergreens and prairie strips for minimizing the threat.
Superweeds are part of the reason Dicamba is causing more problems now.
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.
A new study is adding to evidence that a popular class of pesticides can harm wild bees, like bumblebees.
Two scientists agree that pesticide-laden dust from planting equipment kills bees, but they're proposing different solutions.
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.