Free, Peer-To-Peer Seed Sharing Network Goes Online

Center for Food Safety is celebrating International Seeds Day with the launch of our free, peer-to-peer online network for people to share rare and heirloom seeds. The Global Seed Network (GSN) will empower farmers and home gardeners alike… 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

Public Records Sought on Monsanto’s Ties to EPA’s Pesticide Office

Emerging Controversy Casts Doubts on EPA’s Glyphosate Cancer Assessment PORTLAND, Ore.— The Center for Biological Diversity and U.S. Right to Know submitted Freedom of Information Act requests this week seeking public records to determine whether Monsanto inappropriately influenced… Read More

Monsanto Sued for Misleading Labeling of Popular Roundup Pesticide

Two nonprofit organizations on Friday filed a lawsuit against Monsanto for misleading the public by labeling its popular weedkiller Roundup as “target[ing] an enzyme found in plants but not in people or pets.” This lawsuit charges that this statement… Read More

Glyphosate: Health Concerns About the Most Widely Used Pesticide

By Stacy Malkan usrtk.org   Glyphosate is a synthetic herbicide patented in 1974 by the Monsanto Company, and now manufactured and sold by many companies in hundreds of products around the world. Glyphosate is best known as the… Read More

Monsanto Can’t Shake Poisonous History of PCB Contamination

Monsanto is being sued by three cities in California and the state of Washington due to impacts from contamination by their PCBs. Monsanto’s motion to dismiss lawsuits over PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) contamination filed by the California cities of… Read More

Monarch Butterfly Population Drops 80 Percent Since Mid-1990s

WASHINGTON— The annual overwintering count of monarch butterflies released last week confirms butterfly numbers fell by nearly one-third from last year’s count, indicating an ongoing risk of extinction for America’s most well-known butterfly. Scientists report that this year’s… Read More

Global Coalition Stages Protests and Bank Closures to Defund Dakota Access Pipeline

While Trump, Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics race to complete the pipeline, over 700,000 people representing over $2.3 billion in personal investments say no.   New York, Madrid, Munich, San Francisco, Tokyo, Amsterdam – On January 24th,… Read More

World Bank Put On Notice: Do Not Jeopardizes Farmers’ Right to Seeds, Food Security

Ahead of World Bank’s release of the 2017 “Enabling the Business of Agriculture” (EBA) report this month, 157 organizations and academics from around the world denounce the Bank’s scheme to hijack farmers’ right to seeds, attack on food… Read More