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
September 7th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The Environmental Protection Agency now says there is “mounting evidence” that Monsanto’s genetically modified corn is losing its ability to resist insect infestations such as the Western rootworm, despite increased applications of pesticides.
Read More:EPA Acknowledges Roundup Resistant Pests; Monsanto Denies
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
September 9th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
New findings released by the U.S. Geological Survey show the presence of pesticides—notably Monsanto’s pervasive glyphosate-based Roundup—as well as its degradation byproducts and trace amounts of antibiotics routinely fed to livestock, in watersheds and rainwater samples throughout the Mississippi Basin.
Read More:Run for Cover, Monsanto’s Roundup Found in Raindrops
August 10th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
The California Department of Food and Agriculture estimates that 93 percent of soy, 86 percent of corn and 93 percent of cotton and canola planted in the U.S. in 2010 were genetically engineered, and more than 70 percent of processed foods sold in the U.S. contain some sort of GM ingredients, a majority of which is the result of Monsanto, the largest biotech seed company in the world. Now, Monsanto’s controversial GMO seeds will no longer be just an ingredient on a label, the company will begin selling genetically modified sweet corn in supermarket produce sections.
Read More:Sweet? GMO Corn on the Cob, Courtesy of Monsanto