Toxic Bayer-Monsanto Merger Approved by Department of Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Justice formally announced today its approval of the Bayer-Monsanto merger, contingent upon divestments from the two companies. Tiffany Finck-Haynes, senior food futures campaigner with Friends of the Earth, issued the following statement in response:… Read More

Take Action: Glyphosate, Roundup Must Be Removed from Market

Glyphosate is widely known for its role in agriculture due to the domination of GMO crops modified to resist this toxic herbicide.  But it also has a significant role in industrial forestry. Yesterday at the Gen-Earth event I… Read More

Farmers, Conservationists Challenge Trump’s EPA, Monsanto Over Crop-Damaging Pesticide

EPA Unlawfully Approved Monsanto’s XtendiMax Weed-Killer, Ignoring Warnings of Rampant Drift, Destroying Crops on Millions of Acres in Devastating 2017 Farm Season With More to Come Evidence Shows Hundreds of Endangered Species at Risk and Unprotected   WASHINGTON—On… Read More

Scientists: Our Food is Being Sprayed by Toxic Chemical Cocktail

Originally published by GMWatch.org   As the number of chemicals applied to vegetables sold in supermarkets goes up 17-fold, experts say pesticides must be phased out of food production. Report by Claire Robinson The number of chemicals applied… Read More

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