Organic industry's bitter divide over hydroponics is about philosophy—and market share

Organic industry’s bitter divide over hydroponics is about philosophy—and market share

Dave Chapman and dozens of other longtime organic farmers packed a meeting of the National Organic Standards Board in Jacksonville, ...
Weed scientists criticize Monsanto for mishandling dicamba herbicide rollout, drift crisis

Weed scientists criticize Monsanto for mishandling dicamba herbicide rollout, drift crisis

Dicamba, an old weedkiller that's now being used in new ways, has thrust [Kevin Bradley, a professor of weed science ...
Bumblebee queens exposed to neonicotinoid insecticide less likely to lay eggs, lab study finds

Bumblebee queens exposed to neonicotinoid insecticide less likely to lay eggs, lab study finds

A group of scientists in the United Kingdom decided to look at how bumblebee queens are affected by some widely ...
Arkansas Plant Board votes to ban herbicide dicamba after farmers complain about damages to neighboring crops

Arkansas Plant Board votes to ban herbicide dicamba after farmers complain about damages to neighboring crops

Arkansas's pesticide regulators have stepped into the middle of an epic battle between weeds and chemicals, which has now morphed ...
Protecting bees from neonicotinoid 'poison dust': Scientists disagree on best method

Protecting bees from neonicotinoid ‘poison dust’: Scientists disagree on best method

Most of those seeds have been coated with pesticides known as neonicotinoids, or neonics for short. And despite attempts by ...
Labeling war budding between organic companies and Non-GMO Project

Labeling war budding between organic companies and Non-GMO Project

I did a little experiment the other day. I stood outside a Whole Foods Market in Washington, D.C., with two ...

Next generation GMO corn being developed to battle growing rootworm resistance

For all the international furor over ... GMOs, the biotech industry has really only managed to put a few foreign genes ...
EPA report: Glyphosate unlikely to cause cancer

EPA report: Glyphosate unlikely to cause cancer

Glyphosate had been considered among the safest of herbicides. So it was a shock to many, last year, when the ...
Food fight: Organic producers in war with Non-GMO label

Food fight: Organic producers in war with Non-GMO label

"We've seen exponential growth since our label first launched in 2010," says Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project, which ...
Spraying of not-yet-approved dicamba resistant soy killing some crops

Spraying of not-yet-approved dicamba resistant soy killing some crops

Dicamba . . . vaporizes quickly and blows with the wind. And it's especially toxic to soybeans. . . Damage from drifting ...
Fact checking Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant

Fact checking Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Following Here & Now host Jeremy ...

NPR: Bee declines questioned, global food supply not threatened

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. First, the world's biggest ...

Subsidies for US farmers growing, despite years of reform talk

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Farm subsidies don't lack ...
Antibiotic use on farm animals continues to grow

Antibiotic use on farm animals continues to grow

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. If you go by ...
Conflicting conclusions on glyphosate risk may stem from what it's mixed with

Conflicting conclusions on glyphosate risk may stem from what it’s mixed with

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Glyphosate, widely known by ...

Weed-killing microbes could be next crop tech

What if farmers, instead of picking up some agricultural chemicals at their local dealer, picked up a load of agricultural ...
Is cultural 'animosity' in way of Monsanto-Syngenta merger?

Is cultural ‘animosity’ in way of Monsanto-Syngenta merger?

Monsanto, the world's biggest seed company, wants to acquire Syngenta, a Switzerland-based company that sells pesticides and seeds, for $45 ...
Organic farmers upset over Whole Foods' plan to brand 'responsibly grown' conventional crops

Organic farmers upset over Whole Foods’ plan to brand ‘responsibly grown’ conventional crops

Some organic farmers are protesting a new grading system for produce and flowers that's coming into force at Whole Foods ...
5 reasons Chipotle's non-GMO move is 'smoke and mirrors'

5 reasons Chipotle’s non-GMO move is ‘smoke and mirrors’

Chipotle is trumpeting its renunciation of ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The company says that using GMOs ...

IARC chairman explains glyphosate assessment: Real world circumstances not considered

An international committee of cancer experts shocked the agribusiness world a few days ago when it announced that two widely ...

Who will breed future strawberries—public or private institutions?

The future of strawberry breeding at the University of California has been secured. Perhaps. As we reported last summer, more ...

How to fix problem of nitrate runoff into rivers—and it isn’t by using less fertilizer

Sara Carlson  works with a group called Practical Farmers of Iowa. These farmers are devoted to farming in ways that ...

GMO potatoes: Healthier, less wasteful…and less marketable?

On the face of it, the new potato varieties called "Innate" seem attractive. If you peel the brown skin off ...

Why General Mills and Post took vitamins out of non-GMO breakfast cereals

Remember when Cheerios and Grape-Nuts went GMO-free? That was about a year ago, when their corporate creators announced that these products would ...

GM ‘super banana’ arrives in Iowa for testing

Somewhere in Iowa, volunteers are earning $900 apiece by providing blood samples after eating bits of a banana kissed with ...
Is the Non-GMO label a threat to organics?

Is the Non-GMO label a threat to organics?

It's easy to think of "organic" and "non-GMO" as the best buddies of food. They sit comfortably beside each other ...

Video: NPR’s Dan Charles on how some American food companies go GMO free

Quite possibly, you've noticed some new food labels out there, like "Not made with genetically modified ingredients" or "GMO-free." You ...
Graphs don't tell the whole story on GMOs and weedkillers

Graphs don’t tell the whole story on GMOs and weedkillers

A picture is worth a thousand words, a graph is worth a thousand pictures, but what if they are misleading ...