Biotech Giants Bayer and Monsanto Sign Mammoth Merger Agreement

Last week, Bayer acquired Monsanto for a whopping $66 billion. The merger will likely mean higher seed prices for farmers and higher food prices for us.


Even Legal Levels of Glyphosate Herbicide may Harm Freshwater Ecosystems

Glyphosate and other chemicals found in herbicides like Roundup are harming freshwater ecosystems, particularly a type of green algae.


McDonald’s Makes Positive Food Changes Due to Demand for Healthy Food

McDonald’s has been in the news a lot this month, thanks to big changes the fast-food company is making to several of its menu offerings.


Monsanto’s Creation of Herbicide-Resistant Superweeds Grows in Several States

Soybean fields in parts of Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee are plagued by “superweeds” that have become resistant to Monsanto’s herbicide ingredient, glyphosate.


Watch Out: Thousands of Pools Close Due to Health Violations

Swimming is great exercise, but public pools can be filthy. Read about a new report on how many public venues gets shut down, and how to protect yourself.


Study Finds 43% Of Sunscreens Tested Don’t Live up to SPF Claims

Consumer Reports has a warning for us – nearly half of sunscreen products in the U.S. fail to live up to the SPF claim on their bottles.


Farmers Sue Monsanto over Allegations of Cancer

Four Nebraska farmers are now suing the agricultural giant Monsanto because they believe the herbicide Roundup has caused them to develop cancer.


House Passes Bill Overhauling Chemical Safety Standards

It will take some time, but if a new bill is signed into law, 64,000 chemicals that were previously unregulated will be reviewed by the EPA.


Study: Monsanto’s PCBs Causing ‘Severe Impact’ on Whales and Dolphins

A recently-released study says that PCB contamination of dolphin and whale habitats have caused entire populations to vanish. Extinction may be coming.


Pest-Control Giant to Phase out Use of Bee-Killing Chemicals by 2021

Pest-control company Ortho plans to phase out the use of neonicotinoid-pesticides by 2021 in order to protect the world’s pollinators.


EU Parliament Members Test Urine for Glyphosate Ahead of Vote on the Herbicide Chemical

European Parliament members symbolically gave urine samples this week to test for glyphosate ahead of a vote on whether to re-license the RoundUp chemical.


Study: Some Bed Bugs 1000x more Resistant to Common Pesticides

Recent research found that bed bugs across the U.S. had dramatic levels of immunity against regular doses of pesticide chemicals used worldwide.


Ready for Canola Oil Sprayed with Not One But TWO Herbicides?

Biotech giant Bayer Cropscience is registering a new GM canola plant that will be tolerant to both glufosinate and glyphosate.


36 Different Pesticides Found in Hawaiian Child’s Hair Sample

GMO test sites in Hawai’i are sprayed with carcinogenic pesticides up to 16 times a day. Test of a child’s hair sample showed the presence of 36 pesticides.


Landmark Test Links Toxic Insecticide Dust to Bee Hive Damage

New landmark study has linked insecticide dust to damaged beehives, and new Minnesota law calls for beekeepers to be compensated.


USDA Deregulates New Monsanto-Made GMO Corn Strain

Farmers may now freely plant a new strain of genetically engineered, Monsanto-made corn that is resistant to the herbicides dicamba and glufosinate.


Research Finds Fluffy White Snowflakes Full of Pollutants

Canadian researchers say snow acts as a sponge for vehicle emissions, and when the snow melts, it may spread pollution over a wide area.