bee deaths

Popular Weed Killer May Be Responsible for Global Bee Deaths

An ingredient in the popular herbicide, Roundup, may be related to colony collapse disorder, say scientists.
Sarah Emerson
Fighting Words

The Pesticide in Your Produce is By No Means Safe

The UN has accused the pesticide industry of “systematic denial” of health and environmental harms.
Laura Ullmann
Fighting Words

Removing Glyphosate from Our Food Won't Make Us Safer

The most commonly used herbicide in the world is not worse than the things it would be replaced with.
Jenny Splitter

Colombia’s peace deal didn’t end the country’s war on cocaine


No One Knows Exactly How Much Herbicide Is in Your Breakfast

A new lawsuit raises a lot of questions about what exactly is in the stuff we put in our faces every morning.
Kristin Lawless

Germany's Most Popular Beers All Contain Weed Killer

Researchers from the Munich lab tested the country’s 14 most popular brews and found that all of them contained trace amounts of glyphosate, a Monsanto herbicide.
Nick Rose
crime & drugs

A New Kind of Coca Leaf Is Thriving in Southern Colombia

Farmers are growing a super resistant coca leaf that can withstand glyphosate fumigation they say has continued despite the government's promises to stop using the chemical that has been linked to cancer.
Mario Zamudio

Four Decades of Herbicide Use Is Creating Zombie Weeds That Just Won't Die

The US Department of Agriculture has identified 14 species of glyphosate-resistant weeds in the United States, and 32 have been documented worldwide, according to a government-industry-university coalition.
Matt Smith

The UK’s Most Widely Used Weed Killer Could Be Making Bread Toxic

In July, the UK’s Soil Association called for a ban on the use of glyphosate on wheat, a herbicide used by non-organic farmers to control weeds, saying that it could be carcinogenic.
Gareth May

Roundup Is the Most Used Herbicide in the US and It's 'Probably Carcinogenic'

The finding could set off a new round of studies into glyphosate, which is a leading ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup and has been found by many studies to be safe for human use.
Laura Dattaro

The Most Widely Used Herbicide in the United States Could Cause Cancer in Humans, Says a World Health Organization Study

Regulatory agencies around the world have declared glyphosate, first developed by Monsanto in 1969, safe for use in agricultural production — a group of scientists convened by the World Health Organization say otherwise.
Laura Dattaro

Argentina’s Soybeans Help Feed the World But Might Be Making Locals Sick

Residents of Argentina's farming communities are concerned by a growing list of health problems that some attribute to the ubiquitous use of agrochemicals sprayed on soybean fields.
Kamilia Lahrichi