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Activists to challenge EPA approval of new herbicide

Chemical-agricultural death spiral continues …

Staff Report

FRISCO — A coalition of farmers and environmental groups claim the EPA didn’t adequately analyze the human health and environmental impacts of a powerful new herbicide before authorizing for use on genetically engineered corn and soybean crops. 582 more words

Environment

How IPM can help with “superweeds”

Yesterday Paul Hollis from Southeast Farm Press wrote an eloquent and fact-filled blog about the myths behind “superweeds,” based on a new fact sheet published by the Weed Science Society of America… 899 more words

Featured

GMO backlash: Syngenta faces mounting lawsuits over genetically-modified seeds

Agribusiness giant Syngenta AG now faces lawsuits from farmers in 11 US states claiming the seed-and-chemical company’s sale of a genetically-engineered variant of corn yet to receive approval in China depressed market prices for the grain. 759 more words

Health

Chipotle backs Colorado, Oregon labeling proposals

DENVER (AP) – Burrito giant Chipotle on Tuesday endorsed ballot measures in Colorado and Oregon that would require labeling of genetically modified food, providing a morale boost for campaigns being heavily outspent by agriculture interests. 382 more words

Health

Monsanto Loses $156 Million in Fiscal Fourth Quarter

ST LOUIS—Monsanto Co. on Wednesday reported a loss of $156 million in its fiscal fourth quarter.

The St. Louis-based company said it had a loss of 31 cents per share. 101 more words

Health

Resisting drought: conventional plant breeding outperforms GM

Reports show that traditional breeding techniques are years ahead of GM technologies in developing crops to withstand drought and poor soils, writes Lawrence Woodward. Yet GM advocates are sticking rigidly to their script even as the evidence mounds against them … 633 more words

Health

Here We Go Again: Monsanto Spends Millions to Defeat State's GMO Labeling Effort

Colorado’s Proposition 105, like previous state efforts to label GMOs, faces well-funded corporate opposition.

Monsanto has poured $4.7 million into the campaign to defeat an initiative to label genetically modified food in Colorado. 357 more words

Politics