Monsanto Weed Killer Wiping Out Valuable Crops, Agrochemical Giant Looks to be ‘Amazon of Agriculture’

Monsanto in the news this week with a report by Mother Jones titled Monsanto Just Made a Massive Mistake. The report follows up on EPA data indicating 117 complaints “alleging misuse of pesticide products containing dicamba,” affecting more than 42,000 acres… Read More

Bayer Considering ‘Hostile Takeover’ of Monsanto

DW.com reports that “after months of unsuccessful courting, German chemicals giant Bayer is reportedly considering an unsolicited bid for the US seed specialist, which rejected an improved offer from the Germans in July.” Here is an excerpt from… Read More

Farmers Dealing with Fall-Out from Monsanto’s New GE Crops

More environmental havoc and disruption to the farming community at the hands of the Monsanto company, with over 100 complaints of pesticide drift have been reported since mid-June in the Missouri area. Seventy five to 80 complaints of… Read More

Antitrust Experts Warn Against Proposed Bayer-Monsanto Merger

Legal Opinion Questions the Legality of Bayer-Monsanto Merger on Antitrust Grounds, Outlines Risks Posed by Merger A new legal opinion, written by two former Justice Department officials from the Antitrust Division, argues that a merger between Bayer and… Read More

GMO Wheat Found in Washington State Could Hurt US Trade

Genetically modified wheat not approved for sale or commercial production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state, according to the Associated Press. The spread of the GMO wheat poses a risk… Read More

Glyphosate Causes Changes to DNA Function Resulting in Chronic Disease, According to Study

Note: One of the traits being engineered into trees is resistance to glyphosate. Via Beyond Pesticides A review of the scientific literature links glyphosate, one of the most popular weed killers in the U.S. and the active ingredient in Roundup,… Read More

The Bayer-Monsanto Deal: Merger Will Hurt Others

Originally published at CBG Network   The BAYER corporation has confirmed that it is holding talks with MONSANTO about a possible fusion. The deal would create the biggest agribusiness corporation in the world by a long shot, with… Read More

Monsanto’s glyphosate now most heavily used weed-killer in history, study says

Monsanto’s glyphosate is now most heavily used weed-killer in history, according to a new study. A paper published Feb. 2, 2016 in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Sciences Europe reports that 18.9 billion pounds (8.6 billion kilograms) of glyphosate have… Read More

WATCH: VICE Goes Inside the Controversial Worldwide Super-Crop Industry

VICE has released the entire third season of its HBO show for free online, including this episode from May 2015 focused on genetically modified crops. In this episode from season three of the VICE HBO show, which originally… Read More

Judge Rejects Lawsuit Against Monsanto Over Glyphosate Labeling

CapitalPress.com reports that a lawsuit accusing Monsanto of mislabeling its “Roundup” glyphosate herbicide has been thrown out of court because it’s pre-empted by federal law. A federal judge has thrown out the lawsuit accusing Monsanto of labeling its “Roundup”… Read More