Farmers Urge EPA & USDA to Address Threat from Dicamba Pesticide Drift

Washington, DC – As members of Congress return to Capitol Hill today, 85 farm and farmer support organizations sent letters to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging them to better protect farm families from an unprecedented… Read More

Records Show EPA Coordination with Monsanto to Slow Herbicide Review

By CAREY GILLAM Originally Published at US Right To Know   Newly released government email communications show a persistent effort by multiple officials within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to slow a separate federal agency’s safety review of… Read More

EPA Failings Leave New Zealand Vulnerable to Toxicity of Common Herbicide

A new report on the health risks of glyphosate-based herbicides highlights major flaws in the integrity of regulations vital to the protection of New Zealand. The report released by Steffan Browning of the Green Party, reexamines the findings… Read More

LISTEN: Carol Van Strum and the ‘Poison Papers’ on Sojourner Truth Show

Image courtesy of The Intercept   This week’s Earth Watch guest on KPFK-FM’s Sojourner Truth Radio Show was Carol Van Strum, activist, organizer and writer behind the “Poison Papers”. The “Poison Papers” are recently unveiled documents include “more than 100,000… Read More

Poison Papers Expose Decades of Collusion Between Industry and Regulators over Hazardous Pesticides

Watchdog Groups Digitize and Release 20,000 Documents for Public Review   The Bioscience Resource Project and the Center for Media and Democracy today are releasing a trove of rediscovered and newly digitized chemical industry and regulatory agency documents stretching back… Read More

Monsanto’s Environmental, Health Record Goes Under Photographer’s Lens

From the series Monsanto®. A photographic investigation © Mathieu Asselin   New York-based, French-Venezuelan photographer Mathieu Asselin’s work on the environmental and human impacts of the Monsanto company is being shown at the Magasin Électrique at Arles in France… Read More

Americans Believe Bayer-Monsanto Merger Threatens Jobs, Independent Farmers, Food Safety

Americans, including Trump voters, want administration to take aggressive stance on corporate monopolies. See our report on the history of Monsanto and its potential merger partner Bayer here.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – A recently released poll shows that… Read More

African Farmers Facing Heavy Prison Sentences if They Continue Their Traditional Seed Exchange

Originally published by Earth First! Journal In order to get developmental assistance, Tanzania amended its legislation, which should give commercial investors faster and better access to agricultural land as well as a very strong protection of intellectual property rights…. Read More

BREAKING: Bayer Wins Case to Ban Protests at Annual Meeting

BREAKING: According to SumOfUs.org, Bayer has won the court battle to ban protest in the square outside its annual meeting (Legal document, in German, available here). SumOfUs members helped pay for the protest, which would represent beekeepers. Court documents… Read More

Other Viewpoints on the Science March, ‘Big Agro on Campus’

Dr. Devon G Peña wrote a piece, March for Science: Why I Will Not be Marching with the ‘Liberal Nerds‘ referencing The March for Science, a series of rallies and marches held in Washington, D.C. and more than 600 other cities across… Read More