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How NPR, Washington Post, Bloomberg and other media botched reporting on EPA’s ‘ban’ of 12 ‘bee-killing’ neonicotinoid insecticides

If headlines are the measure, groups claiming bees are endangered by misuse of pesticides just scored a significant victory ...
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Podcast: ‘Endarkenment’—How glyphosate-cancer hysteria spreads despite ample evidence of weed killer’s safety

It's hardly possible to turn on the news, to talk to a farmer, or to visit a nursery without hearing ...
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GMO Bt crops slow global spread of fall armyworm pest, but some bugs resistant to insecticidal plants

The fall armyworm is hungry, on the move and scaring farmers the world over. The crop-devouring pest has spread from ...
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Will complicated science, ‘rising anti-business sentiment’ cripple Bayer’s glyphosate defense?

The epic $2.055-billion jury verdict against Monsanto over accusations that its blockbuster weed killer Roundup causes cancer is just one ...
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Podcast: Glyphosate, cancer and clickbait, Part 2: Epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat analyzes ‘flawed’ Roundup-cancer verdicts

Does Bayer's weed killer Roundup (glyphosate) cause cancer? Three California juries have said yes, while a global consensus of experts ...
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Arkansas bans dicamba herbicide use until fall following more than 1,000 crop damage complaints

As of May 26, farmers in Arkansas can no longer rely on dicamba to kill their weeds. The Arkansas Plant ...
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Here’s how GMO crops preserve soil health and curb climate change

A healthy agricultural production system cannot exist without healthy soils. Aside from being the habitat of diverse organisms that contribute ...
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German sugar beet planting drops nearly 3% following neonicotinoid insecticide ban

German farmers are estimated to have reduced sugar beet sowings by 2.8 percent to about 379,000 hectares for the 2019 ...
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‘Green wave’: Environmentalist gains in EU elections could cut farmer access to key pesticides

The ‘green wave’ which saw environmentalist parties make major gains across the continent in the European elections could threaten the ...
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Spider venom and fungi: The next generation of ‘eco-friendly’ biopesticides

The global population is predicted to reach 9.77 billion people by the end of 2050, before peaking at more than ...
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‘Small victory’ for Bayer: Judge says firm can move upcoming glyphosate trials to farm states

In a win for Monsanto following more than $2 billion in cancer-trial losses in California against the company’s popular weed ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Toxic’ chemicals fueled post-WWII economic boom in the United States—here’s why that’s a problem

[B]efore [World War II], the vast majority of Americans lived in cities, or they lived on farms. Suddenly, with all ...
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Canada’s neonicotinoid insecticide rules haven’t hit farmers, and tighter regulations coming?

Health Canada’s April decisions on three neonicotinoid insecticides won’t change much for growers this year — but it also won’t ...
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How pink bollworm may evolve resistance to GMO Bt crops

Insect resistant Bt crops are widely grown in many countries all over the world to prevent pest attacks in highly ...
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Glyphosate-cancer lawsuits spur development of next-generation weed killers

"Total fear and shock." That's how Andrew Kniss, a weed scientist at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, describes the ...
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Viewpoint: Burkina Faso’s declining cotton yields illustrate need for GMO crops

At a forum on biotech crops and the Big Four Agenda at the University of Nairobi on April 24, critics ...
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Bayer trial: Judge picks high-profile attorney Ken Feinberg to mediate Roundup-cancer settlement negotiations

A U.S. judge overseeing Roundup-cancer lawsuits against Bayer AG provisionally appointed high-profile mediator Ken Feinberg to lead settlement negotiations over ...
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Vinegar, Epsom salts, Dawn weed killer mix superior ‘organic’ alternatives to synthetic herbicides? ‘Nonsense,’ gardening expert says

You know, the most wonderful thing about social media and the internet is that everything you read there is true! ...
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‘Nature’s pest controllers’: How wasps reduce chemical pesticide use in farming

Scientists have put together a map of the UK's wasp population, showing the distribution of key species. Data recorded by ...
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Glyphosate-tainted burgers? Impossible Foods rebuffs Moms Across America’s latest anti-GMO campaign

“Moms Across America” has escalated a year-long campaign against Impossible Foods to push its anti-vaccine, anti-GMO agenda to anyone gullible ...
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Wall Street Journal: Costly glyphosate-cancer legal battle one of ‘worst crises’ in Bayer’s 155-year history

Stuck in one of the worst crises in its 155-year history, Bayer AG, the German company that invented aspirin and ...
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What might be Bayer’s defense if one of the glyphosate cancer verdicts end up at the Supreme Court?

Bayer AG plans to argue that a $2 billion jury award and thousands of U.S. lawsuits claiming its glyphosate-based weed ...
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Podcast: Glyphosate, cancer and clickbait: Epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat on how to spot junk science in the news

A Google search for "glyphosate" returns 10,300,000 results—conflicting news stories, opinion articles and videos of varying accuracy. Some of these ...
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Bayer to appeal $2 billion glyphosate-cancer verdict with EPA Roundup assessment excluded from trial

Bayer plans to make the EPA’s safety endorsement of a chemical in Roundup central to its case as the company ...
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Viewpoint: $2 billion glyphosate-cancer damages highlight why science is ‘no match’ for a persuasive lawyer

Bayer AG hoped it could rely on science to establish the safety of its Roundup weedkiller. But it has clearly ...
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Jury in third glyphosate-cancer trial orders Bayer to pay over $2 billion in damages—eighth-largest ever product-defect claim

Bayer AG was ordered to pay more than $2 billion in damages to a California couple that claimed they got ...
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Bayer to investigate allegation Monsanto collected data of influential journalists, politicians to influence their views on pesticides

Bayer said on [May 12] it was hiring an external law firm to investigate French media complaints that Monsanto, the ...