Pesticides

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 expected to vote on this week, has deepened a rift within the organic industry as farmers and other dedicated opponents of genetically modified (GM or GMO) agriculture are breaking ties with those who support the legislation (pdf), which is backed by both Monsanto and...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Advocating for a ban on toxic pesticides that have led to massive bee die-offs...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
To spread public awareness about how bee colony collapse is threatening the nation's food supply—and the role that chemicals play in their demise—a truck driven by Minnesota beekeeper James Cook is currently hauling 2.5 million dead bees across the country. (Photo: Mickey Faulkner/cc/flickr)
Despite the abundance of scientific studies documenting the rapid and dangerous...