May 2nd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
More than 140 environmental and health advocacy groups along with 35 medical and public health professionals have submitted letters to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack urging the agency to reject an application for the approval of herbicide and herbicide resistant crops submitted by Dow AgroSciences.
Read More:Letters Flood USDA Over Pending Approval of ‘Agent Orange Corn’
April 24th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Add the serious degenerative neurological condition Parkinson’s disease to the list of Monsanto-related illnesses, says a new study published in the journal Neurotoxicology & Teratology.
Read More:Mounting Evidence Links Pesticides to Parkinson’s Disease
April 13th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) did not have a good week. After news that the FDA dismissed a federal court ruling that the agency needed to enforce viable options for dealing with antibiotic resistant pathogens resulting from the overuse of antibiotics in livestock feed, word came that the EPA denied the organization’s petition to ban the chemical 2,4-D.
After news that the FDA dismissed a federal court ruling that the agency needed to enforce viable options for dealing with antibiotic resistant pathogens resulting from the overuse of antibiotics in livestock feed, word came that the EPA denied the organization’s petition to ban the chemical 2,4-D.
Read More:Agent Orange 2.0? Why Won’t The EPA Ban Toxic 2,4-D?
April 5th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Recent research conducted by the University of Pittsburgh suggests that glyphosate—the most commonly used pesticide in the world—is causing “morphological changes” to some exposed animals, namely tadpoles.
Read More:Careful, Kermit: Monsanto’s Roundup Creating Mutant Frogs
February 25th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
On February 23rd, the NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) filed a lawsuit against the EPA seeking to force the government agency to consider a petition aimed at banning a common toxic pesticide ingredient that is best known for its use in Agent Orange.
Read More:NRDC Seeing Red Over Agent Orange, Sues EPA
January 14th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The founder and CEO of the world’s leading organic yogurt company, Stonyfield Farms, announced that he has stepped down from the company he founded and will be focusing instead on food regulatory issues, came along with the news that he has co-authored a consumer guide e-book designed to help Americans better understand genetically modified foods.
Read More:First-Ever Consumer Guide e-Book on GMO Foods Co-Authored By Stonyfield Yogurt Founder
January 3rd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Consumer advocacy group, The Cornucopia Institute, is calling for concerned citizens to sign a petition in hopes of blocking Dow Chemical, the manufacturer of 2,4-D— toxic herbicide found in Agent Orange—that is waiting on approval from the USDA for its genetically engineered strain of corn resistant to the controversial chemical.
Read More:Petition Calls to Block Agent Orange Resistant GMO Corn
November 11th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
New testing methods are being implemented for fish raised on farms that have a greater chance of becoming contaminated with pesticides due to the unnatural plant-based diet now becoming a replacement for oceanic food sources, according to an article in Science Daily.
Read More:GMO Food Leaves Toxic Pesticides in Farmed Fish
October 31st, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Monsanto’s Roundup—the glyphosate-based pesticide—is currently the most heavily used weed killer in the country, but its efficacy is waning as farmers across the nation are reporting Roundup-resistant ‘superweeds’ and pesticide resistant insects taking hold in their fields and leaving farmers with no option but to return to controversial chemicals like 2,4-D, also known as Agent Orange.
Read More:The Return of Agent Orange? 2,4-D Steps in Where Monsanto’s Roundup Fails
August 19th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide, is being linked to damaged soil and roots of treated plants, finds 15 years of study, according to a representative from the USDA.
Read More:Another Blow to Monsanto: Roundup Pesticide Linked to Serious Soil Damage