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EPA Bows to Chemical Industry in Delay of Glyphosate Cancer Review

Carey Gillam | Posted 10.19.2016 | Green
Carey Gillam

This might have been a tough week for Monsanto Co. The Environmental Protection Agency was slated to hold four days of public meetings focused on ess...

The Congressional Blacklist

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

2016 will be different. First, more voters will be coming to the polls because of the Presidential election. Second, they will be better educated because there is now a blacklist of the most heinous vote-against-the-public, vote-for-the-funders offenders.

GMO Labeling: Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

Stacy Malkan | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Stacy Malkan

Nearly 90% of Americans say genetically engineered food should be labeled, with high support across all ages, races and political affiliations, accord...

No, Ted Cruz: Opposing GMOs Is Not 'Anti-science Zealotry'

Erin E. Bowman | Posted 03.15.2016 | Green
Erin E. Bowman

Mr. Cruz, would you spray Roundup on your food right before you were ready to eat it? Would you let your children eat corn or wheat that was doused with Roundup? How about a glass of water with a squirt of Roundup in it? I think the answer is pretty obvious.

FDA Finally Agrees To Test Food For Monsanto's Glyphosate Weedkiller

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.18.2016 | Healthy Living

The Food and Drug Administration will begin testing corn, soybeans and other foods for the presence of glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbic...

Pesticides, Monsanto, Biased Scientists or the News Media. Which One Scares You Most?

David Ropeik | Posted 02.10.2016 | Green
David Ropeik

There is a lot to worry about in all of this. Glyphosate may be harmful to human or environmental health, although it has replaced pesticides that were known to be far more toxic to farm workers and the environment, a fact which none of the stories mention.

The Next Big Short

Judy Frankel | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Judy Frankel

Mike Burry, the hedge fund manager featured in the movie The Big Short, anticipated the housing crash by reading loan documents. Similarly, those in the food and agriculture arena predict a massive shift in farming practices by studying the inimical effects of the widely used weedkiller, RoundUp®.

EPA Stalling of Glyphosate Decision is Harmful to America

Zen L. Honeycutt | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Zen L. Honeycutt

Last week, I received an alarming email from the EPA Pesticide Review Board regarding Glyphosate. The EPA informed me that the assessment of Glypho...

In Approving Pesticides, EPA Leaps First, Then Looks

Collette Adkins Giese | Posted 12.03.2015 | Green
Collette Adkins Giese

It's an important step in the right direction that the EPA has reversed course and suspended approval of Enlist Duo. But it's just as important to recall that the reversal came about only because of the lawsuit brought by conservation groups that forced its hand.

Bacon, Cell Phones, Glyphosate: Which Potential Carcinogen Sounds Scarier?

David Ropeik | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

The first wave of reporting about the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) listing of processed meats as carcinogens, and red meat as a ...

American Academy of Pediatrics to End Affiliation With Monsanto

Lori Popkewitz Alper | Posted 10.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Lori Popkewitz Alper

Months after her initial contact with the AAP Segedie received some good news: The American Academy of Pediatrics has agreed to sever ties with Monsanto by the end of 2015. It is Segedie's hope that the AAP will scrutinize partnerships in a different way now

Challenging the Giant GMO

Judy Frankel | Posted 09.30.2016 | Green
Judy Frankel

At a private residence in Los Angeles this past Saturday, chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall revealed that Steven Druker, author of Altered Genes, Twi...

Shoppers on a Mission: How Consumer Demand for Transparency Is Changing Our Food

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.23.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Courtney Pineau, associate director of the Non-GMO Project As anyone with access to social media knows, our food system is having a ...

The True Cost of Cheap Food

Laura Turner Seydel | Posted 07.15.2016 | Green
Laura Turner Seydel

Organic, GMO, pesticide-free, fair-trade -- what do these really mean, are they just trends and how do they affect our planet?

U.S., European Regulators, the Pope Agree: Time to Re-assess Pesticide Risks

Collette Adkins Giese | Posted 07.02.2016 | Green
Collette Adkins Giese

The EPA has a long history of failing to fully assess the risks of pesticides like Roundup. But the need is greater now than ever before.

Hillary vs. Bernie on Frankenfood

Judy Frankel | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Food is a good reason for Democrats and Republicans to abscond from their "politics as usual" party loyalties and vote for Bernie Sanders, the 38-year Independent running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic primary.

Leaving Iowa

Melody Meyer | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
Melody Meyer

In every action I strive to educate and facilitate ways that will tear down the industrial agricultural chemical complex and replace it with a sustainable organic future. I will never leave that Iowa dream.

Colombia Ends Aerial Spraying of Illicit Crops

Hannah Hetzer | Posted 05.15.2016 | World
Hannah Hetzer

It's good to see scientific evidence emerging to support the claims that Colombian communities and indigenous groups have long been making about the health and environmental harms of fumigation.

Is This the Beginning of the End of Glyphosate?

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

With the recent news that the World Health Organization's (WHO's) International Agency for Research on Cancer has labeled glyphosate -- the active ing...

Whoops! 'Safe' Weedkiller Now a 'Probable Human Carcinogen'

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.30.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

DDT was once thought safe, too. Are we going to keep believing chemical companies when they promise a pesticide is safe, only to find out years later it has threatened human lives?

Monsanto Advocate Says Roundup Is Safe Enough To Drink, Then Refuses To Drink It

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.27.2015 | Green

Roundup is a highly effective weed-killer that can be used during home garden maintenance, or on a massive soybean field to boost productivity. It's a...

The Surprising Truth About Gluten

Gerard E. Mullin, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Gerard E. Mullin, M.D.

Gluten. I can think of no other protein that has gotten so much bad press in the last decade. Justified or not? Read on, and let me know what you thin...

The Truth About Toxic Wheat

Jenny Dewey Rohrich | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Jenny Dewey Rohrich

The problem lies in when we try and make blanket statements about all wheat production. For each different variety of wheat whether it be durum wheat, hard red spring wheat, or even soft red winter wheat, there are different production methods for each one.

GMO Opponents File Suit to Block EPA Approved Enlist Duo Weed Killer

Jon Entine | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Jon Entine

Crop biotechnology critics and non-governmental (NGO) activist groups are threatening to go to court in an attempt to block the use of Dow AgroScience's Enlist Duo herbicide weed killer. The Environmental Protection Agency announced formal approval of the herbicides on Wednesday.

GMOs Attack! The Fight to Protect Maui's Environment from Big Ag

Stephen Henry Fox | Posted 12.09.2014 | Hawaii
Stephen Henry Fox

I do realize the jobs are crucial to those families involved. But the effects of mono-cropping cane and pineapple are well-known to anyone who has a house on lands turned suburban after those agricultural practices have played out.