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Synthesized ‘natural’ insecticide perseanol could cut use of harsher pesticides

First discovered back in the 1990s, perseanol exerts its insecticidal effects by paralyzing the muscular tissues of pests, in the ...
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Bayer, BASF must defend against dicamba herbicide drift lawsuit in Missouri state court

Monsanto Co. and BASF Corp. must defend in state court allegations that dicamba herbicides drifted onto a Tennessee tobacco farm, ...
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Will glyphosate-cancer legal battle slow plant-based meat industry’s rapid growth?

Farmers around the world have watched with concern as .... claims against glyphosate and its manufacturers first turned up in ...
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Video: Naturopathic doctor challenges Environmental Working Group’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ scare campaign, says don’t fear trace pesticides on food

Today, I want to talk to you about something I recently changed my mind about. This .... might come off ...
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Bayer could face over 45,000 glyphosate-cancer cases as settlement talks continue

Bayer expects the number of claims in the United States related to Roundup herbicide to have surged in the third ...
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Proposed New York chlorpyrifos insecticide ban pits farmers against environmental groups

With California .... agreeing to ban its sale, environmentalists in New York are renewing their call for Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...
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Podcast: The ‘what, how and why’ of GMOs, a crash course on genetic engineering

Agricultural scientists Karen Cox of West Virginia University and Dan Lima of Ohio State University offer a crash course on ...
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Viewpoint: Legal crusade against Bayer’s Roundup herbicide threatens fish and wildlife

You’ve seen the ads flooding television and social media: “Have you been exposed to weed killer Roundup? If you have ...
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Farmers, scientists face off against activists as New Hampshire mulls neonic insecticide ban

Farmers, lawn service scientists and educators supplied stinging criticism [October 8] of legislation that activists are pursuing to ban the ...
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Bayer faces first glyphosate-cancer lawsuit in Australia as US plaintiff count tops 13,400

An Australian farmer has launched a legal case against Bayer AG’s agricultural chemicals unit Monsanto after being diagnosed with a ...
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Do vaccines contain glyphosate? Anti-GMO claim requires ‘very unlikely scenario’

Many GMO critics believe that vaccines are contaminated with glyphosate. A look at how vaccines are made and how glyphosate ...
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Pesticide makers drop challenge to California’s proposed chlorpyrifos insecticide ban

Pesticide manufactures on [September 9] agreed to drop challenges to a proposed California ban on sales of a product linked ...
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Rapeseed farmers benefit from honeybees more than pesticides, French study finds

For European rapeseed farmers, honey bees buzzing around fields may outweigh the benefits of using pesticides to fight insect damage, ...
Fear of 'mighty multinationals' could spur European glyphosate bans despite evidence, EU food safety official says

Fear of ‘mighty multinationals’ could spur European glyphosate bans despite evidence, EU food safety official says

The world’s most used herbicide is now more of a political football than a weedkiller. Bernhard Url, the head of ...
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Fewer suicides, cancers and pesticide poisonings: Examining the health benefits of GMO crops

Activists who desperately cling to lies about the risks of GM crops are now the ones who look 'very stupid.' ...
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Podcast: Synthetic fertilizer pollution threatens our ecosystems. Are nitrogen-fixing microbes the answer?

Farmers need nitrogen fertilizer to maximize crop yields. Without it, our food supply would be nowhere near as abundant as ...
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Bayer: No glyphosate alternative will ‘magically’ appear in next 5 years

In the next five years, no alternative to glyphosate is going to “magically” appear in the market, Dr Bob Reiter, ...
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Do farmers really need neonic insecticides? Study sparks debate over pesticides’ future

New research has found a widely used and increasingly controversial insecticide has “negligible” benefits for commercially grown soybeans. Pesticide makers ...
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October glyphosate-cancer trial delayed as settlement negotiations continue, Bayer says

A pending U.S. lawsuit over claims related to Bayer’s (BAYGn.DE) glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup has been delayed, the company said on ...
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USDA Kansas City relocation halts research on honeybees, organic food and Bayer’s dicamba herbicide

The relocation of two Agriculture Department agencies out of the District of Columbia has delayed the publication of dozens of ...
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Farm group moves to permanently block California’s Prop. 65 glyphosate-cancer warning labels

A nationwide coalition of agricultural producers and business organizations representing a substantial segment of U.S. agriculture filed a motion on ...
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Over 99% of farmers follow EPA pesticide rules, so why is the public scared of chemicals?

[In September] the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its 2017 pesticide residue sampling data results. FDA concluded: “The ...
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Honeybees, varroa mites and pesticides: Entomologist explains what you need to know

[O]n Florida Matters, we talk with Jamie Ellis, Professor of Entomology and director of honey bee research at the University ...
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Bayer ready for legal battle if EU bans glyphosate in 2022, company leadership says

Bayer’s top exec on pesticides suggested the agrichemical giant would consider legal action if the EU decides to ban the ...
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GMO Bt cotton saves Pakistani farmers estimated $7 million on pesticide-related health care costs, study shows

Despite substantial research on the economic effects of transgenic insect-resistant Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton, there is still limited work on ...
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Podcast: How ‘activist science’ behind IARC’s glyphosate assessment fuels unjustified cancer lawsuits

In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published a monograph concluding that glyphosate, the active ingredient in ...
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Argentina approves new Monsanto Bt corn variety—60th GMO crop in nation’s history

Argentina has approved the 60th transgenic seed in its history, a new corn variety resistant to insects and herbicides. ...