All Articles on Pesticides

Brad Rose looks at rows of soybean plants that show signs of having been affected by Dicamba use on Aug 9, 2017 News
'Victory for Farmers' as Jury Awards Grower $265 Million in Damages From Drift of Monsanto's Dicamba
"This verdict is just the tip of the iceberg."
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“The only way to make them care is to make them pay.” (Photo: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Jury Awards $265M in Damages in Dicamba Trial Against Monsanto, BASF
After three weeks of arguments, the jury awarded the peach-farmer plaintiff $15 million in damages and $250 million in punitive damages against the chemical companies.
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Save the Insects, Save Ourselves: Researchers Sound Alarm on Bugpocalypse
New papers detail severe threats facing insects, how their plight is intertwined with humanity's, and the available solutions to address the crisis.
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Just as scientists had warned of weed resistance with glyphosate, many scientists warned Monsanto that the new uses of dicamba would likely devastate farms not growing dicamba-tolerant GMO crops. The company assured growers its version of dicamba would not drift. (Photo: Bacsica/iStock) Views
It’s Farmer v. Monsanto in Court Fight Over Dicamba Herbicide
Bader Farms claims Monsanto induces farmers to buy dicamba-tolerant seeds.
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'Because Insects Are Key to Our Own Survival,' 73 Scientists Unveil Global Roadmap to Battle Bugpocalypse
The immediate "no-regret" measures they propose include aggressively curbing planet-heating emissions and the use of synthetic pesticides.
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Trump's EPA proposed Thursday increasing the allowable levels of atrazine in waterways. News
Putting 'Health of All Species' in Danger, Trump EPA Proposal Guts Restrictions on Toxic Herbicide Linked to Birth Defects
"The pro-industry zealots now running the EPA's pesticide office are making a mockery of science and eliminating key safety measures, all for company profits."
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Conservationist Warns 'Unnoticed Apocalypse' of Insects 'Should Set Alarms Ringing'
The warning comes as a new report highlights primary reasons pollinators and other insects are dying off: habitat loss and pesticide use.
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People cycle as the sun sets on Lake Shinji in Matsue, Shimane prefecture on July 25, 2008. News
'Landmark New Research' Links Neonics With Collapse of Fisheries
"Just awful, what gruesome harm we are inflicting on the environment."
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Ten years into AGRA, Global Hunger Index scores remained in the "serious" or "alarming" categories for 12 of the 13 AGRA countries. (Photo: Global Justice Now/cc/flickr) Views
The Battle for the Future of Food in Africa
Certain policies, strongly promoted by the Gates Foundation, open Africa to the multinational seed companies in the name of modernization, but they undermine climate resilience and food security for Africa’s small-scale farmers.
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The answer the threats facing the bees and other pollinators, writes filmmaker Peter Nelson "is not going to come from the top, but is going to come from our own citizen actions on a grassroots level." (Photo: Peter Nelson / 'The Pollinators') Views
What's Wrong With the Bees? Our New Film, "The Pollinators," Seeks an Answer
If these beekeepers are worried, we all should be: our diet depends upon pollination for one of every three bites we eat.
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