Perdue Farms Releases First Chicken Welfare Report, Says Improvements Being Made

In its first progress report, Perdue Farms says it has made great strides towards raising and producing its chickens more safely and more humanely.


In Case You Missed It: EPA Quietly Approved Monsanto’s RNAi Genetic Engineering Technology

The EPA quietly approved Monsanto’s new RNAi GMO technology designed to kill western corn rootworms, which have become resistant to Bt toxins.


Complaints About Crop Damage Spur Temporary Ban on Dicamba in 2 States

Arkansas and Missouri have placed a temporary ban on the sale and use of dicamba, an herbicide linked to massive crop damage in both states.


It’s Official: California Lists Monsanto’s Glyphosate as a Carcinogen

Glyphosate is now officially listed as a carcinogenic substance in California, under the state’s Proposition 65 law. RoundUp will soon have a warning label.


Migrant Workers File Class-Action Against Monsanto over Labor Standards

A class-action lawsuit alleges that the agrochemical company Monsanto does not fair migrant workers minimum wage, and misrepresents the way it pays workers.


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.


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.


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.


EPA Won’t Ban Chlorpyrifos Pesticide Despite Proof that It’s Dangerous

EPA head Scott Pruitt says his agency won’t ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos, despite overwhelming research showing it’s dangerous to kids and farm workers.


Don’t Forget About the 2017 Dirty Dozen List: Most Pesticide-Tainted Produce

The Environmental Working Group has released its annual report on the types of produce contaminated with the most pesticides and pesticide residues.


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.”


New FDA Rule Makes it Harder for Farmers to Give Animals Antibiotics

On January 1, the FDA took an important step in fighting antimicrobial resistance when it banned the use of antibiotics to help livestock gain weight.


Monsanto is Being Sued by Missouri’s Largest Peach Grower

In a lawsuit, Missouri’s largest peach producer says Monsanto is responsible for illegal herbicide use, causing damage to thousands of peach trees.


Incoming Trump Administration is Shaping up to be Very Pro-GMO

Trump’s pick for U.S. attorney general could help finalize the Bayer-Monsanto merger. The President-elect himself holds several thousand dollars worth of Monsanto stock.


EPA Approves Dangerous Monsanto-Made Weedkiller

The EPA approved a new glyphosate-dicamba herbicide with restrictions intended to prevent the chemicals from drifting to other crops and damaging them.


U.S. States Join Gov. Probe of Bayer-Monsanto, Dow-DuPont Mergers

Several states will join the pending federal antitrust investigations into the Dow-DuPont and Bayer-Monsanto mergers.


USDA Approves 2 New Types of GMO Potatoes

The USDA has approved 2 new GMO potatoes. If the FDA and EPA give them the all-clear in January, they could reach the market by spring.