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Challenging the Giant GMO

Judy Frankel | Posted 10.01.2015 | 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 07.23.2015 | 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 ...

The True Cost of Cheap Food

Laura Turner Seydel | Posted 07.15.2015 | 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 07.02.2015 | 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 06.23.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 05.15.2015 | 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 i...

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.

How the US Is Bullying El Salvador Into Using Monsanto's GMO Seeds

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our government is missing the chance to correct past mistakes and to partner with the Salvadoran people as they journey toward a just and peaceful society. The American people can do better.

Moms to EPA: Recall Monsanto's Roundup

Ronnie Cummins | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Ronnie Cummins

Two activist groups want the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to recall Monsanto's Roundup, the most widely used herbicide/pesticide in the world. Now is the time to do it, they say, because the EPA is conducting a registration review of glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup.

Eating Wheat Again, Part 2

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity has most of the symptoms of celiac disease without being celiac disease. Unfortunately, the pundits admit we lack a medical test to prove gluten is the culprit. The only "test" is to eliminate gluten from the diet and see if the symptoms resolve.

Monarch Butterflies: Industrial Agricultural Warfare Is Killing Them, Us

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

I saw only five monarch butterflies last summer at my home in western Massachusetts. I was thrilled and relieved, but sad, each time. It has been 52 years since Carson sounded the alarm about the devastating effects of pesticides. Haven't we learned that agricultural warfare is not the answer?

Condemning Monsanto With Bad Science Is Dumb

Tamar Haspel | Posted 06.26.2013 | Green
Tamar Haspel

Industrial agriculture has created a lot of environmental problems. We have to find ways to reform our food system, but shoddy research only helps Monsanto. If we base our objections on papers like this one, we won't -- and we shouldn't -- be taken seriously.

Total Recall

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute. Just this week, Evenflo recalled 35,000 convertible highchairs....

Lucia Graves

Anti-Monsanto Activist Received Anonymous Death Threats | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.03.2012 | Green

For 13 years Sofia Gatica has organized opposition to the aerial spraying of agrochemicals that threaten human health and the environment in Argentina...

Chemical Marketplace: The Fine Print on a Common Pesticide, Writ Large

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok.More than 80,000 chemicals are produced, used, and present in the United States. This is one of their stories. Do you we...

Meatless Monday: Jack and the GMO Beanstalk

Ellen Kanner | Posted 09.10.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Once upon a time, there was a boy named Jack. Jack came from a hard-up family, but he considered himself a savvy, enterprising lad. To prove it, he we...

Lucia Graves

Monsanto Under Federal Investigation For Cash Incentives Program | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.30.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Global agribusiness giant Monsanto is under federal investigation for using cash incentives to persuade distributors to use Roundup, the...

Lucia Graves

Regulators Knew World's Best-Selling Herbicide Causes Birth Defects | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Industry regulators have known for years that Roundup, the world's best-selling herbicide produced by U.S. company Monsanto, causes birt...