Agriculture

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"It’s alarming to see just how common it’s been for the EPA to ignore how these chemical mixtures might endanger the health of our environment," said Nathan Donley, a scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity and author of the report. (Photo: Chafer Machinery/cc/flickr)
While the use of one toxic chemical—on our foods, lawns, and elsewhere—has its inherent risks, scientists warn that the combination of two or more such ingredients in common pesticides could have an even more noxious impact, one which is commonly overlooked. In fact, a investigation released Tuesday by the environmental watchdog Center for...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Advocates of labels for genetically modified food take part in the March Against Monsanto in Washington, D.C.. (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/cc/flickr)
The Stabenow-Roberts GMO labeling bill, which the House of Representatives is...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
The pending "compromise" GMO labeling bill has food safety and consumer...