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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.

8 of My Fave Sister Blogs

Brenda Keesal | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Brenda Keesal

Power, my people, is meant to be shared. Would you like to feel yours? I have been stockpiling sister bloggers for a while and am ready to start gifting. It's an embarrassment of riches, so grab a cup, click the links, and open your soul to these witchy women of the interwebs...

Monsanto, RoundUp and Junk Science

Michael Hansen, Ph.D | Posted 06.01.2015 | Science
Michael Hansen, Ph.D

Last weekend demonstrators joined a March Against Monsanto in some 428 cities in 38 countries, including more than 240 cities in the U.S. alone. What exactly has so many people riled up? Monsanto, of course.

They Are Biocides, Not Pesticides -- And They Are Creating an Ecocide

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

Let's not refer to pesticides, whether they are insecticides, herbicides or fungicides, by anything but their real name: biocides. Words do matter. What is the word that would encompass the result of our using nearly a billion pounds of biocides each year? I would suggest it is nothing short of ecocide.

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...

Lynne Peeples

A Menacing Mix In Antibiotic Resistance: Herbicides, Heavy Metals And Factory Farms

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green

Two common Big Agriculture production practices -- feeding antibiotics to livestock and spraying herbicides on conventional crops -- each face condemn...

Kate Sheppard

Government Pledges $3 Million To Save Monarch Butterfly

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.11.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and environmental partners announced a program Monday aimed at regrowing critical habitat for the imp...

Big Ag's Gifts for 2014

Andrew Gunther | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Andrew Gunther

It's a tradition of mine to write a note of gratitude to Big Ag for the many "gifts" they've bestowed upon us all over the past 12 months. Gifts that...

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.

Posse Comitatus and the Fourth Amendment

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

In perhaps a tiny but significant decision, an appeals court ruled federal authorities had shown "a profound lack of regard for the important limitations on the role of the military in our civilian society" when they allowed the U.S. Navy to scan the computers of every citizen in the state of Washington fishing for evidence.

Rapist Allegedly Urged Teen Victim To Kill Self Via Webcam

AP | Posted 09.18.2014 | Crime

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man in prison for raping a girl starting when she was 12 is now charged with trying to persuade her to kill herself...

It's Time to Protect Consumers From Toxic Chemicals

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

Harmful chemicals abound in household cleaning agents, personal care products, cosmetics, as well as pesticides and weed killers. American consumers have no assurance that everyday products are safe for children and adults.

Lynne Peeples

Potent New Weedkiller Raises Fears About Children's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.03.2014 | Green

In his public plea for the Environmental Protection Agency to reject registration of a potent new weedkiller, Christopher Lish of Olema, California, r...

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.

What's Next for Big Island and Anti-GMO Bill 113

Richard Ha | Posted 02.17.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

On Tuesday, the Hawai'i County Council will decide whether to form an ad hoc committee of council members to analyze GMO issues and give the council recommendations for action. Otherwise, the mayor will do the analysis in-house.

Anti-GMO Study Discredited

Richard Ha | Posted 12.03.2013 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

There's big news in the anti-GMO world. Food and Chemical Toxicology, the peer-reviewed scientific journal that in 2012 published controversial resear...

Monsanto Calls Glyphosate 'Safe' After AP Report

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Monsanto Co. is calling for more controls on agrochemicals, including its Roundup line of ...

7 Vegan Recipes to Spark Your Creativity

Food52 | Posted 09.10.2013 | Taste
Food52

These dishes stand on their own rather than trying to replicate their meaty counterparts. Now go eat your vegetables!

8 Reasons to Eat More Eggplant

Food52 | Posted 09.03.2013 | Taste
Food52

Make the most of the time you have left with this underrated summer vegetable (actually, it's a fruit!).

The 10 Best Things To Eat On Toast

Food52 | Posted 10.12.2013 | Taste
Food52

They had us at zucchini butter.

Unauthorized GM Wheat Exposes The Insanity of Open-Air Field Trials

Andrew Gunther | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Andrew Gunther

Unapproved, unwanted, and now out of control: the news that an unlicensed genetically modified (GM) wheat has been found growing on a field in Oregon -- almost 10 years after it was supposed to have completely destroyed -- sent shivers down my spine.

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.

New Study Links Popular Herbicide To Fatal Diseases

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green

April 25 (Reuters) - Heavy use of the world's most popular herbicide, Roundup, could be linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including...

Lynne Peeples

Superweeds, Superbugs And Chemical Concerns: Pesticide Use Proliferating With GMOs, Study Warns

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.18.2012 | Green

Scott McAllister remembers well the meeting with the Monsanto salesman. The third-generation Iowa farmer questioned the agricultural giant's peddl...