Group of Senators Push for Ban of the Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

A group of Democratic senators have introduced a bill that would ban agricultural use of the neurotoxic pesticide, chlorpyrifos.


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.


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.


Marijuana Strain Recalled in Oregon over High Pesticide Levels

The state of Oregon issued its first-ever marijuana recall after a strain called Blue Magoo was found to have high levels of pesticides.


Pesticide Chemical Blamed for the Deaths of 4 Children in Texas

Four Texas children were killed on 2 January 2017 when a pesticide applied under their home was mixed with water and emitted a poisonous gas.


Millions of Bees Dead After Officials Spray for Zika-Mosquitoes

When county officials sprayed for mosquitoes in one South Carolina town, they may have ended up killing millions of honeybees in the process.


Pesticides Sprayed to Fight Zika may be more Harmful than Zika

Florida officials are spraying a pesticide called naled which kills Zika-carrying mosquitoes, but is associated with serious health risks.


EPA: 97% of Endangered Species Threatened by 2 Pesticides

An EPA analysis pinpoints the effects of just 3 pesticides on 97% of all the animals on endangered- and threatened-species lists nationwide.


New Study: Bt Toxins 100% Lethal to Amphibians

Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) pesticides used for mosquito control also kill amphibians and other organisms. Bt in the food chain also puts people at risk.


Monsanto Enters Discussions to Acquire Bayer Crop Sciences

With falling sales and the EU delaying renewed approval of Roundup, Monsanto seeks to acquire Bayer’s crop sciences (agricultural chemicals) unit.


Landmark Report: Glyphosate is Most Heavily Used Herbicide in History

Glyphosate, main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, is the world’s most widely used herbicide, leading to damage across the planet.


Pesticide-Maker Syngenta Accepts $43 Billion Takeover by Chinese Company

Syngenta has agreed to a $43 billion cash buyout by government-owned China National Chemical Corp in one of China’s most aggressive takeover attempts.


Monsanto Asks World Health Organization to ‘Retract’ Cancer Link

Just days after the World Health Organization labeled Monsanto’s Roundup a probably carcinogen, the GMO giant is calling for a retraction of the statement.


17 Scientists Speak Out: Monsanto’s Roundup is Causing Cancer

Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, the most widely used herbicides, has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.


Sprayed on our Food, Round Up Deemed ‘Toxic Household Waste’ by Trash Collectors

Monsanto’s favorite herbicide, Round Up is considered a Hazmat issue for local cities and towns as employees can be harmed by toxic fumes.


Concerning Report Finds Monsanto Chemical in Hospital Feeding Tubes

Recent lab testing has discovered glyphosate in feeding tube liquid given to babies and children who are in need of nutrition in intensive care.


Monsanto’s Pesticide May Kill $2 Billion Wine Industry

Due to glyphosate-resistant crops, farmers reaching for a new concoction of chemicals like 2,4-D are threatening the viability of vineyards across Texas.