A dangerous new pattern in the bee crisis is alarming researchers and advocates. That’s one out of every three bites of food we take.
One of the doctors who has called for TV's Dr. Oz--a prominent proponent of GMO labeling--to be fired from Columbia University is a convicted felon who works for the American Council on Science and Health. An updated review of ACSH's funding reveals it is funded by a trade group of food corporations (including Monsanto) that heavily opposes GMO labeling.
In the latest example of how consumers can pressure food companies to do the right thing, Stonyfield Farm became the second organic dairy company in five months to resign from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA).
While independent research shows that Chlorpyrifos, a Dow Chemical insecticide, can cause significant harm to children nearby, Dow is intent on convincing the EPA otherwise.
A group of 17 residents of Gold Beach, Oregon, who say their properties were doused with pesticides by helicopter are challenging the constitutionality of the law that prevents them from successfully suing the pesticide applicator and timberland owners.
A Magistrate Judge overturned Kaua'i County's law regulating the use of pesticides and GMOs this week.
Hawai'i has become "ground zero" in the controversy over genetically modified (GMO) crops and pesticides. The out-of-state pesticide and GMO firms Syngenta, Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer, Dow Chemical, BASF, and Bayer CropScience have brought substantial sums of corporate cash into the state's relatively small political arena.
In a special session called for late September and early October 2013, legislators jammed through a bill that preempts Oregon counties from regulating their own agriculture and seeds.
A "radical shift away from the collaborative government ... pioneering organic farming advocates demanded."
Despite huge losses of bees that are crucial to pollination of food plants, pesticide companies selling neonicotinoid (neonic) insecticides -- which a growing body of science indicates contribute to bee declines -- have ramped up efforts to sew doubt about and distract from pesticides' contribution to the problem.