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Farmers Are Figuring Out They Can Make Bank Growing Non-GMO Crops

Image Credit: Scott Olsen/Getty Images

There’s one on the edge of nearly every corn-belt town in the Midwest. Towering high above the flat landscape, the grain elevator is often the tallest structure around, save, perhaps, for a water tower. 407 more words

Economy

Weedkiller likely cause of Nigeria 'mystery disease': WHO

From Channel NewsAsia, Apr 2015

GENEVA: Pesticide poisoning was the likely cause of the mysterious deaths of at least 18 people in a southwestern Nigerian town earlier this week, the World Health Organization said Sunday (Apr 19). 148 more words

Mystery

The Roundup problem: Why it's so hard to pinpoint what causes cancer

Thirty years ago the Environmental Protection Agency warned that glyphosate–the world’s most widely-used herbicide by volume and the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup–might cause cancer. The EPA never outright banned or limited its use, though, and six years later, in 1991, it reversed that decision and declared it safe based on a lack of “convincing carcinogenicity evidence.” 1,025 more words

Features

Pest Milk

“U.S. consumer groups, scientists and food companies are testing substances ranging from breakfast cereal to breast milk for residues of the world’s most widely used herbicide on rising concerns over its possible links to disease.” ( 29 more words

Monsanto Employee Admits an Entire Department Exists to “Discredit” Scientists

By Christina Sarich

Dare to publish a scientific study against Big Biotech, and Monsanto will defame and discredit you. For the first time, a Monsanto employee… 81 more words

Danger

Our Lawn, Our Eden

Last spring I posted a piece on dandelions, after I had been struck by the preponderance of death-dealing chemicals in the ‘lawn and garden’ section at the local big box store. 464 more words

Wednesday Quotes

New Study from NZ Shows Roundup Herbicide Causes Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria

From Sustainable Pulse:  “Research lead by a team from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand has found that commonly used herbicides, including the world’s most used herbicide Roundup, can cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics….” 65 more words

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