2 Studies Link Neonic Pesticides to Bee Deaths … Sort Of

Two studies conducted in open fields link neonicotinoid pesticides to honeybee colony collapse disorder, poor bee health, and shortened lifespans of bees.


WIN! California to List Glyphosate as a Carcinogen

Effective July 7, 2017, glyphosate will be listed as a carcinogenic chemical and will require warning labels under California’s Proposition 65.


Arkansas Temporarily Bans the Sale and Use of Dicamba Herbicide

The Arkansas Plant Board voted to ban spraying of the herbicide dicamba on any crops except for pasture land for 120 days.


Scientists Call GMO Antibiotics ‘Better Science’ Solution to Superbugs

Scientists have figured out a way to re-engineer vancomycin, considered an antibiotic of last resort, to fight the spread of drug-resistant superbugs.


Uh Oh: House Passes Bill Nicknamed “Poison Our Waters Act”

The House passed a Republican-backed bill that would roll back pesticide protections for U.S. rivers and lakes, putting aquatic life at risk.


EPA Delays Rule That Would Help Prevent Pesticide Poisoning

The EPA is delaying a proposed rule that would ensure the restricted-use pesticides, atrazine and chlorpyrifos, are applied safely by adult farmworkers.


Scientists Fearful of ‘Ecological Risks’ Sparked by GMO Microalgae

Scientists have created genetically engineered microalgae that have the potential to spread and to cause health and environmental problems.


Lawsuit Accuses Monsanto of Hiring Online Trolls to Attack Critics

Cancer sufferers and their relatives claim in a lawsuit that Monsanto has an “army” of online trolls who are paid to attack people who criticize the company.


In the Future, You Won’t Need Two Parents to Make Babies

A technique that scientists have used to create mouse embryos from skin cells may someday be used to create human babies.


GMO “Super Wheat” to be Grown in the UK Despite Fears

Researchers in the U.K. have been given the go-ahead to start testing a new type of genetically modified “super wheat” despite objections by ca. 30 groups.


Clinical Trial for a GMO Zika Virus Vaccine is Coming to Miami

Researchers will test an experimental, genetically modified Zika virus vaccine on over 2,400 people, beginning in the Miami-Dade area.


U.K. Doctors Granted License to Create 3-Parent GM Babies

Doctors in the U.K. have received the first license to create genetically modified, three-parent babies to make them immune to mitochondrial diseases.


Researchers Create Mouse Embryos Using GM Stem Cells

Researchers at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom have successfully created a mammal embryo using only genetically modified mouse stem cells.


Scientific Panel Softens Stance on Human Gene Editing

With rapid advancements in human genome-editing, a group of scientists have released a 200 pages of recommendations for how to proceed.


Mouse Pancreas Grown in GMO Rats Reverses Diabetes in Mice

By implanting insulin-producing cells from mice into rats, scientists were able to grow a mouse pancreas that reversed diabetes in the mice.


California Judge Tentatively OKs Roundup Cancer Warning Label

A California judge has ruled that the state can require a warning label on Monsanto’s Roundup that states it may cause cancer.


Non-Browning GMO Arctic Apples to Hit Store Shelves Soon

Genetically modified apples engineered to brown more slowly than traditional apples will hit store shelves next month, but they won’t be overtly labeled “GMO.”