After 80-Year Ban, Pennsylvania Welcomes Benefits of Industrial Hemp

Industrial hemp is being planted in Pennsylvania for the first time in 80 years, and could be a chemical-free way to kill weeds and scrub the soil.


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.


Waters at Risk? EPA Will Revoke the Clean Waters Act of 1972

The EPA announced that it will “withdraw” the Clean Waters Act of 1972, potentially polluting the drinking water of 1 in 3 Americans.


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.


Will Donald Trump Give Bayer and Monsanto His Blessing to Merge?

Bayer and Monsanto executives met with Donald Trump on January, 11 2017 to discuss the biotech companies’ $66 billion merger.


Britain’s Fertility Regulator has Approved 3-Parent GMO Babies

The UK’s fertility regulator says fertility clinics can apply to start using techniques to create embryos from 3 parents.


Trump Picks Dow Chemical CEO to Head Manufacturing Council

Donald Trump chose Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris as head of the American Manufacturing Council. Some fear Liveris could use his position to benefit Dow.


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.


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.


More California Residents Vote to Ban GMOs

Voters in Sonoma County have likely banned GMOs; official results are due in December 2016. Five other California counties have already banned GE crops


Chickens and Bugs Replace Pesticides, Herbicides for Some Farmers

Farmers are using chickens and bugs to help them tackle noxious weeds and pests in their fields, instead of spraying harmful chemicals like Roundup.


Monsanto Gets the First CRISPR License to Modify Crops

Monsanto has licensed the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool, which will allow the agritech giant to add and delete DNA from crops.


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.


American Food Insecurity on the Decline but Still Widespread

U.S. food insecurity in 2015 fell since 2013, but some 15.8 million U.S. families still lack enough food for active, healthy lives for all their members.


Genetically Modified Mustard Steps Closer to Approval in India

An assessment by India’s Environment Ministry shows thatGM mustard is nutritionally equal to standard mustard and poses no health or environmental threats.


Raw Milk Overpowers Conventional Milk in Reducing Risk of Numerous Infections

A European study indicates that giving babies raw milk significantly lowers the incidence of many childhood infections, including ear infections.