February 8th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
The use of the harsh, best-selling chemical pesticide, glyphosate—sold as Monsanto’s Roundup—is causing the widespread growth of resistant ‘superweeds.’ Used on genetically modified crops including Monsanto’s canola, cotton, corn and soy, which dominate much of the nation’s farmland, glyphosate resistant superweeds were first noticed in 2010, spreading out across farms, damaging crops, farm equipment, and requiring the use of increased applications and additional chemicals.
Read More:Herbicide-Resistant ‘Superweeds’ Plaguing Half the Nation’s Farmers
October 9th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Monsanto will face farmer Vernon Hugh Bowman in front of the Supreme Court, the justices announced last week, agreeing to hear the dispute brought about by an appeal from Bowman—an Indiana soybean farmer targeted by the biotech industry giant.
Read More:Soy Farmer and Monsanto Head to the Supreme Court Over Patent Rights
December 22nd, 2011 - Erin Shaw
The Permanent People’s Tribunal indicted the Big 6 transnational pesticide companies – BASF, Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow and Bayer – for violating internationally recognized human rights. While the PPT can’t enforce legal penalties, the trial could set precedent for future legal actions.
Read More:People’s Tribunal Indicts 6 Pesticide Giants for Human Rights Violations
December 16th, 2011 - Erin Shaw
Families on the “Garden Isle” of Kauai are suing the Dupont-owned Pioneer seed company for failure to investigate the danger posed by open air testing of genetically modified crops.
Read More:Hawaiian Families Sue Dupont’s Pioneer Over GMO Crop Dust
November 29th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
More good news for organic farming enthusiasts. Despite longstanding opinions that organic farming could not successfully challenge the perceived efficacy or durability of conventional farming, or the big push from Monsanto and other manufacturers of genetically modified seeds that claim to provide higher yield and less dependence on pesticides, the benefits of organic farming are becoming more apparent and desirable.
Read More:New Research Shows Organic Farming as Viable as Conventional
October 27th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Monsanto, the world’s largest seed manufacturer known for its sprawling genetically modified crops such as corn, cotton, soy and canola, is now setting its sights on your salad bowl, with seeds for commonly grown produce items its newest focus.
Read More:Seedy Business: Monsanto’s All Up in Your Salad?