do organic wines age

Podcast: ‘Clean’ wine isn’t so clean; FDA blocks hemophilia gene therapy; Universal flu vaccine?

Actress Cameron Diaz and fashion entrepreneur Katherine Power are marketing a new brand of "clean" wine using long-debunked claims about ...
monarch milkweed

Monarch butterflies avoid pesticide-treated milkweed to limit chemical exposure

Hundreds of recent studies have voiced concern over the negative impacts of non‐target pesticides on pollinator health. However, pesticide loads ...
unnamed file

Viewpoint: Federal court banned dicamba weedkiller at worst possible time for farmers

As a farmer whose family has raised soybeans, corn, and pumpkins for the last 50 years, I know first-hand how ...
T Z RC B AE RTRMADP EUROPE SUGAR

Socialist EU Parliament member urges regulators to block neonicotinoid pesticide use in France

French Socialist MEP Eric Andrieu says he has written to the European Commission to ask for the suspension of a ...
unnamed file

Judge fears Bayer ‘manipulated’ $11 billion glyphosate settlement, opening door to more cancer trials

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said during a hearing [August 27] he’s concerned Bayer has “manipulated” the [$11 billion] settlement ...
monarch butterfly x

Study challenges prior research blaming decline of monarch butterflies on deaths during annual migration

A new study suggests that extensive agricultural use of glyphosate herbicide is to blame for the decades-long decline in North ...
lpezwsykpy jpg

Podcast: Deadly chemicals everywhere? Stem cell tourism kills; Natural pet food is a scam

A pair of high-profile studies alleges that the health impact of endocrine-disrupting chemicals has doubled in five years. Should you ...
sprayer b

Viewpoint: Cameron Diaz, Katherine Power promote ‘clean wine’ with organic farming myths

In the wake of the natural wine movement and the age of ‘wellness’, it was just a matter of time ...
beekeepers afp

Viewpoint: When politics and emotion dictate pesticide safety rules, farmers lose

What happens when science is overwhelmed by politics, rhetoric, emotions, and the vessels now used to perpetuate it — social ...
dreamstime farm to fork supply chain

Viewpoint: Farm to Fork failure—How Europe’s ‘obsession’ with organics undermines the global sustainable farming movement

Europe’s quest to confront climate change and achieve carbon neutrality is being undermined by “Big Ag”? That’s not my claim. It’s the ...
unnamed file

Viewpoint: Synthetic pesticides are the solution to East Africa’s famine-causing locust swarms

For months, billions of these pests have migrated from remote deserts into populated regions of East Africa and into Asia, ...
BuckLunchSugarBeet

Neonicotinoid insecticide ban, drought could cut French sugar beet yields 30-50 percent, USDA finds

France is the largest producer of sugar beets in Europe growing just over 30 percent of EU27+UK's production in ...
pesticide

Viewpoint: Germany’s pesticide use drops for 8th straight year, but anti-GMO groups say that’s not good enough

German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture data show that use of crop protection products, e.g. pesticides, went down last ...
ban roundup

EU blocks Austria’s planned glyphosate ban, rejecting claim that weedkiller harms human health

The European Commission has blocked Austria from implementing a planned ban on the controversial weedkiller glyphosate, a document seen by ...
TOXIC popup

Viewpoint: ‘Health impact of chemicals doubled in last 5 years’? Gullible media misreporting flawed studies mislead the public

“Plastics and pesticides: Health impacts of synthetic chemicals in US products doubled in last 5 years, study finds," a July ...
hummingbird bee crisis

Viewpoint: ‘Bird apocalypse’? Study wrongly blames neonicotinoid pesticides for declining bird biodiversity

Though periodic deaths of bees continue to happen, and have been documented for as long as records of bees have ...
ac d ec a c bf a c b fa

Federal court upholds dicamba weedkiller ban, opening door to possible Supreme Court challenge

On [August 17], three dicamba registrants lost one of their last remaining legal options to overturn a federal court's mandate ...
planter x

Viewpoint: Europe can’t produce enough food if it cuts use of farm chemicals but opposes gene editing

Europe is asking its farmers to use fewer pesticides and less fertilizer, while still producing the same amount of food ...
roundup

Following ‘ministerial spat’ over glyphosate, Mexico will phase out weedkiller by end of 2024

Mexico will gradually phase out use of the herbicide glyphosate by the time the current administration ends in late 2024, ...
nongmofb large

Viewpoint: GMOs a ‘corporate plot’ to control the food supply, and 9 other biotech myths, debunked

GMO stands for “genetically modified organism.” It most commonly refers to organisms—often plants—that have been modified to achieve desired traits, ...
toxic chemcials x

Viewpoint: Europe must abandon ‘fear of progress’ to defeat anti-science chemophobia

A site like European Scientist has one hope: that the 2020s will be the decade of renewal for European scientific ...
Percy Field

Did Monsanto wrongly sue this farmer for accidentally growing patented GMO canola?

Often, the first thing I hear is “isn’t that the case where someone got sued because seed blew onto his ...
IMG

France poised to lift neonicotinoid insecticide ban to save pest-ravaged sugar beet industry

The French government is planning to lift a blanket ban on the use of neonicotinoids to help save its sugar ...
pfas mcdonalds big mac packaging fast food august x c default

Do fast food takeout wrappers and containers harbor harmful chemicals?

The containers that hold your takeout dinner may harbor an invisible threat: fluorinated compounds that persist in our bodies long ...
lead e

Next Green Revolution: Gene-silencing technology opens door to safer pesticides, more GMO crops

In the 1940s, modern chemistry delivered new classes of man-made chemical pesticides that still are widely used today. These synthetic ...
dc eb a ca d b e c f d f ae ad bba dcd ceda

French winegrowers challenge proposed ‘unfair, unenforceable’ glyphosate weedkiller restrictions

Distributors and winegrowers are standing up against the changes to the ban on glyphosate proposed by ANSES. They find them ...
screen shot at am

Democratic lawmakers propose ban on organophosphate and neonicotinoid insecticides

Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) are introducing companion legislation to cancel the registrations of organophosphates and ...
b c e d e

Podcast: Global population crash; Pesticide bans backfire; beef producing CRISPR male cows

CRISPR could enable farmers to produce more beef from fewer cattle, boosting farm sustainability. Lawsuits designed to get pesticides and ...