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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.