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 ...
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 ...
Viewpoint: Do neonic traces found in world honey pose problems to bees or humans?

Viewpoint: Do neonic traces found in world honey pose problems to bees or humans?

The last taste of honey you enjoyed likely came from bees exposed to neonicotinoids, the world’s most widely used class ...
Organic industry fears Republicans are targeting National Organic Program

Organic industry fears Republicans are targeting National Organic Program

Back in December [2016], the Freedom Caucus [a group of US House Republicans] released a "recommended list of regulations to ...
Agriculture secretary front-runner Ted McKinney seen likely to promote crop biotechnology

Agriculture secretary front-runner Ted McKinney seen likely to promote crop biotechnology

Ted McKinney, [former] director of global corporate affairs for Elanco Animal Health, a division of pharma giant Eli Lilly; [former] ...
Incoming Trump Administration faces key food policy challenges

Incoming Trump Administration faces key food policy challenges

Here are some stories [to track] in the coming year: Mind-bending agribusiness deals. For more than a decade, the global ...
Mark Bittman: Obama 'did virtually nothing in eight years' on food policy

Mark Bittman: Obama ‘did virtually nothing in eight years’ on food policy

...[L]ike nearly every election before it, the current one has been nearly 100 percent free of any debate around the ...
WikiLeaks shows how Big Organic's Gary Hirshberg 'bought' Clinton's support for GMO labeling

WikiLeaks shows how Big Organic’s Gary Hirshberg ‘bought’ Clinton’s support for GMO labeling

The latest WikiLeaks dump of Democratic Party emails shows that one prominent Big Organic player gets his emails answered by ...
How Monsanto's 'big bet' on dicamba tolerant GMOs may have backfired

How Monsanto’s ‘big bet’ on dicamba tolerant GMOs may have backfired

. . . . Back in April, [Monsanto] bet big on dicamba, announcing a $975 million expansion of its production facility. . . The chemical ...
Mother Jones' Tom Philpott visits Monsanto headquarters

Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott visits Monsanto headquarters

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. I normally cover the ...

Tom Philpott: GMOs safe, but pesticide concerns argue for ‘right to know’ labeling

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Over the past few ...
Presidential candidates largely ignoring food, farm policy. What should we ask them?

Presidential candidates largely ignoring food, farm policy. What should we ask them?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The 2016 presidential election ...
Whatever happened to golden rice?

Whatever happened to golden rice?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. "This Rice Could Save ...

Dow-Dupont merger creates agricultural giant

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. U.S. chemical titans Dow ...

Is Monsanto’s focus on crop biotechnology backfiring?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Pity Monsanto, the genetically ...
Industrial agriculture, not GMO cotton, root of India farmer suicide problem

Industrial agriculture, not GMO cotton, root of India farmer suicide problem

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Since the mid-1990s, around 300,000 ...
Dangerous chemicals causing sex changes in frogs? Yes, natural ones

Dangerous chemicals causing sex changes in frogs? Yes, natural ones

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. It's not easy being ...

Could Africa’s own indigenous ‘superfoods’ rival GMOs?

Superfoods exist in Africa thanks not to the genius and beneficence of a foreign company, but rather through millennia of ...
Monsanto slammed for Syngenta takeover proposal

Monsanto slammed for Syngenta takeover proposal

Once an industrial-chemical titan, GMO seed giant Monsanto has rebranded itself as a "sustainable agriculture company." That rhetoric may have ...

Global trade deals could pry open EU market for GM crops

President Obama and his Senate GOP critics are locked in a long-simmering feud, but there's one topic that has them ...
Should Science and Nature run advertorial by wacky Dr. Bronner's that misleads on GMOs?

Should Science and Nature run advertorial by wacky Dr. Bronner’s that misleads on GMOs?

David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, presides over a company with famously wacky product labels. ... But apparently, Bronner's ...

Is Monsanto hedging its bet on GMOs?

Is genetically modified seed giant Monsanto doing the unthinkable and moving away from genetically modified seeds? I've called Monsanto's press ...
In response to Grist's Johnson, Mother Jones' Tom Philpott argues GMOs lead ag down wrong path

In response to Grist’s Johnson, Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott argues GMOs lead ag down wrong path

In another response to Grist's Nathanael Johnson's recent series on GMOs, Mother Jones' Tom Philpott presents an anti-GMO view and ...

Why I’m still skeptical of GMOs

Over the weekend, listservs, blogs, and Twitter feeds lit up with reactions to Amy Harmon's New York Times deep dive into the politics ...
Mother Jones: Is synthetic biology something to fear?

Mother Jones: Is synthetic biology something to fear?

The funded synthetic biology Glowing Plant kickstarter campaign raises questions and fears for some ...

Will Monsanto ties influence nutritionists’ stance on GMOs?

The following is an excerpt. The GMO seed giant Monsanto recently flexed its muscles in Congress, working with a senator ...

Enviro crusader turns pro-GMO, anti-organic—and anti-logic

The following is an excerpt. [Mark]  Lynas is quite correct that the backlash against GMOs is often clouded by emotion ...
Mother Jones makes case against Prop 37

Mother Jones makes case against Prop 37

California's Proposition 37, a ballot initiative that would require the labeling of genetically modified foods, is coming down to the ...