GMO water? 'Raw water' company falsely claims purified tap water 'doesn't have capacity to reproduce life'

GMO water? ‘Raw water’ company falsely claims purified tap water ‘doesn’t have capacity to reproduce life’

The New York Times reported earlier this week on a new trend: "raw water." Several companies around the country are ...
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Monsanto seeks Brazilian approval to test controversial weed-controlling dicamba herbicide-resistant GMO soy seeds

The Brazilian unit of seed and agrochemicals maker Monsanto on Thursday [Jan. 11] said it will run field tests with ...
Viewpoint: How Monsanto could end up profiting from dicamba herbicide drift fiasco

Viewpoint: How Monsanto could end up profiting from dicamba herbicide drift fiasco

By mid-October, state departments of agriculture nationwide had received 2,708 complaints from soybean farmers who claimed their fields had been damaged by ...
Judge delays glyphosate lawsuit after study of 45,000 people finds no link to cancer

Judge delays glyphosate lawsuit after study of 45,000 people finds no link to cancer

In October 2016, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated all federally-filed Roundup lawsuits into one court in ...
How artificial intelligence might solve the 'chemical treadmill' farmers are trapped in to kill crop-choking weeds

How artificial intelligence might solve the ‘chemical treadmill’ farmers are trapped in to kill crop-choking weeds

After months of research, they faced a disappointing truth: There was no way around herbicides. “Turns out zapping weeds with ...
Sri Lankan tea farmers want glyphosate herbicide ban overturned

Sri Lankan tea farmers want glyphosate herbicide ban overturned

Tea farmers in Sri Lanka want their government to reauthorize the use of glyphosate for agriculture. The country is one ...
Herbicides and fungicides could be key factors in bee health problems, study finds

Herbicides and fungicides could be key factors in bee health problems, study finds

Honey bees might be drawn to the very chemicals that are endangering them, based on experiments in which they preferred ...
Study: Pesticide residue on food as risky as drinking one glass of wine—every 7 years

Study: Pesticide residue on food as risky as drinking one glass of wine—every 7 years

Relatively few studies are available on realistic cumulative risk assessments for dietary pesticide exposure. Despite available studies showing low risk, ...
Blight-resistant GMO potatoes could reduce pesticide use in Uganda

Blight-resistant GMO potatoes could reduce pesticide use in Uganda

Uganda is steadily progressing towards having a potato that will not require chemical spraying. ... According to Dr Alex Barekye, ...
Rethinking the pesticides–neonicotinoids–bee health crisis narrative: Why the media get it wrong

Rethinking the pesticides–neonicotinoids–bee health crisis narrative: Why the media get it wrong

Are bees endangered because of the use of insecticides, and in particular the class of chemicals known as neonicotinoids, which ...
Despite 2014 EU ban, neonicotinoid insecticides still found in quarter of UK honey samples

Despite 2014 EU ban, neonicotinoid insecticides still found in quarter of UK honey samples

Almost a quarter of British honey samples remain contaminated after a partial ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, new research has revealed ...
Herbicide-resistant 'super weeds'? Don't blame GMO crops, study says

Herbicide-resistant ‘super weeds’? Don’t blame GMO crops, study says

Andrew Kniss is a professor of weed science at the University of Wyoming Genetically engineered (GE) herbicide-resistant crops have been ...
Can online gamers help developing nations solve aflatoxin crop contamination?

Can online gamers help developing nations solve aflatoxin crop contamination?

Puzzle solvers at the website Fold.it, a crowdsourcing project, are being asked to look for new and efficient ways to ...
GM Arctic Apple promises to 'dramatically reduce' consumer food waste

GM Arctic Apple promises to ‘dramatically reduce’ consumer food waste

I’m an apple loyalist—I pack one as an after-lunch snack nearly every day of the week. So I jumped at ...
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Are seed patent protections abused by Monsanto and other agro-corporations?

Anti-GMO critics often claim major agricultural companies use seed patents to control farmers rights, which they say also limits innovation ...
Scientist raised next to sugarcane farm where controlled burning rampant explains ecological benefits of GMO sugar beets

Scientist raised next to sugarcane farm where controlled burning rampant explains ecological benefits of GMO sugar beets

In the early 90s, I lived in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, known for music, art, and its green Valle del Turbio. This ...
'Cruel and inhumane for rich nations to deprive developing world of GMO technology': Purdue president Mitch Daniels

‘Cruel and inhumane for rich nations to deprive developing world of GMO technology’: Purdue president Mitch Daniels

Of the several claims of “anti-science” that clutter our national debates these days, none can be more flagrantly clear than ...
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Banning glyphosate: France may replace well-tested herbicide with pelargonic and other more toxic ‘natural’ chemicals

Activists say glyphosate can be replaced with natural herbicides—but "natural" doesn't necessarily mean that they're safer or better for the ...
Phase out of GMO cotton in Burkina Faso taking increasing toll on farmers and industry

Phase out of GMO cotton in Burkina Faso taking increasing toll on farmers and industry

When cotton traders in Burkina Faso announced in 2015 that they were phasing out the cultivation of genetically modified cotton, they attributed ...
Fraudulent 'organic' food imports overwhelming USDA, investigation finds

Fraudulent ‘organic’ food imports overwhelming USDA, investigation finds

The U.S. Department of Agriculture fails at regulation of organic food as fraudulent products overwhelm the agency’s conflicted, compromised system, ...
Global glyphosate herbicide ban would cause substantial damage to economy and environment, study shows

Global glyphosate herbicide ban would cause substantial damage to economy and environment, study shows

A new study finds that a ban on glyphosate would cause billions of dollars in economic losses and increase the ...
Canada proposes new limits—but no ban—on neonicotinoid insecticides to protect bees

Canada proposes new limits—but no ban—on neonicotinoid insecticides to protect bees

The [Canadian] federal government has proposed tighter restrictions around two insecticides that are harmful to bees, but stopped short of ...
EPA reaffirms global scientific consensus that glyphosate herbicide does not cause cancer

EPA reaffirms global scientific consensus that glyphosate herbicide does not cause cancer

The federal Environmental Protection Agency on Monday [Dec. 19] said glyphosate, the primary ingredient in the weed killer Roundup and ...
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US funding for cancer agency threatened over handling of controversial glyphosate report

US congressional committee members want to hear testimony from representatives of the International Agency for Research on Cancer regarding its ...
EPA reverses course, says neonicotinoid insecticides benefit soybeans, other crops

EPA reverses course, says neonicotinoid insecticides benefit soybeans, other crops

EPA has reversed an Obama-era determination that seeds treated with commonly-used neonicotinoid insecticides bring little benefit to soybean production, a ...
Can Burkina Faso's problems with Monsanto's GMO cotton seeds be fixed?

Can Burkina Faso’s problems with Monsanto’s GMO cotton seeds be fixed?

In the early 2000s, the US agricultural firm Monsanto began tests to introduce genetically engineered cotton seeds with the potential ...
Senator Elizabeth Warren sounds off on Monsanto-Bayer merger

Senator Elizabeth Warren sounds off on Monsanto-Bayer merger

Back in September 2016, US agribusiness titan Monsanto and German chemical conglomerate Bayer agreed to a $66 billion merger, making way ...
New herbicide-resistant GMO crops renew worries about Monsanto's seed market dominance

New herbicide-resistant GMO crops renew worries about Monsanto’s seed market dominance

The rapid growth of Monsanto's new GMO seeds resistant to the controversial herbicide dicamba has revived worries about the company's ...