Navigating the Maze of Monsanto-Friendly Science Blogs

Hank Campbell was until this week president of the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH), a group that claims to be a “pro-science consumer advocacy organization,” but according to leaked internal documents and emails released via litigation, ACSH offers its advocacy… Read More

A Global Call to Action in Order to Save Forests

Photo: Orin Langelle Shawnee National Forest, IL: Earth First!ers chase away the Forest Service at the Fairview Timber Sale area in the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois. The area slated to be cut was rich in biodiversity, a… 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

Analysis: 60 Million Acres of Monarch Habitat to Be Doused With Toxic Weed Killer

PORTLAND, Ore.— Within the next two years, more than 60 million acres of monarch habitat will be sprayed with a pesticide that’s extremely harmful to milkweed, the only food for monarch caterpillars, according to a new analysis by the Center for… Read More

Corporate Power, Not Public Interest, at Root of Upcoming Science Committee Hearing

By Carey Gilliam Via US RTK   Score another point for corporate power over protection of the public.  U.S. Rep Lamar Smith, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, & Technology, has slated a full… Read More

EU Reapproval of Glyphosate Leaves Environmentalists’ Strategy in Tatters; What Now?

By Jonathan Latham, PhD Via Independent Science News The ecology of Planet Earth is rapidly collapsing under a rising tide of toxic pollution and plastic waste as, in every sector of the economy, natural products and methods are replaced with synthetics. One… 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

Brazil Photo Essay: A eucalyptus plantation from cradle to pulp mill

Photos and commentary by Anne Petermann, Executive Director, Global Justice Ecology Project (Exception: the last two photos are by GJEP Co-Director/Strategist Orin Langelle) In June 2011 the Tree Biotechnology Conference hosted by the International Union of Forest Research… 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