food safety

Well, This Sucks: Monsanto's Weed Killer Found in Cheerios, Lucky Charms

A report from the Environmental Working Group shows that several products from big-name cereal brands contain surprising levels of Roundup.
Danielle Wayda

Woman Caught Trying to Sell $22,000 of Stolen Broccoli Seeds on Facebook

Not the smartest get-rich-quick scheme.
Dave Minsky
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

Kirsten Stolle Edits Vintage Monsanto Ads to Show the Company's Dicey Past

These collages made from vintage chemical ads are not what they seem.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns

Chinese Man Will Be Jailed for 3 Years for Stealing US "Corn Secrets"

This past Wednesday, American citizen Mo Hailong was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in stealing corn seeds and sending them back to his homeland of China.
Wyatt Marshall
Gm os

Why GMOs Might Not Be Such a Bad Thing After All

With little scientific data supporiting the claim that GMOs can cause adverse health effects, an increasing number of pro-GMO activists are speaking up to defend the potential benefits of allergy-free peanuts and other modified foods.
Lauren Rothman

Monsanto Agrees to Use Gene-Editing Tool CRISPR Responsibly

The Broad Institute granted Monsanto the first license allowing CRISPR/Cas9 to be used for agricultural products.
Daniel Oberhaus
Gm os

Monsanto Was Just Bought by One of the World’s Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies

If the merger of Bayer and Monsato is approved, the megacorporation would control more than a quarter of the world’s seeds and pesticides.
Wyatt Marshall

Bayer Just Bought Monsanto, Here's Why You Should Care

The latest in a long list of major mergers could threaten food security.
Kaleigh Rogers
Gm os

The New Laws on Labeling GMOs Please Pretty Much No One

The fight over whether food makers should label their products that contain GMOs has been raging for years, and with this new legislation, nobody's happy.
Charley Lanyon

In Photos: Argentine villagers blame pesticide spraying for serious health problems

Residents of the village of Avia Terai, in northern Argentina, believe many of the health problems they suffer originated in the spraying of the weedkiller glyphosate on nearby genetically modified soybean crops.
Jean-Jérôme Destouches