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  • Vegetable garden prepared without tilling
    Creating a ‘no-till’ vegetable garden
    More and more, farmers are switching to no-till farming, because it preserves the soil structure and prevents rain from causing run-off of valuable soil. At the large agricultural level, farmers remove weeds in the spring without plowing their...
  • Exhibit #1
    Monsanto sued in Los Angeles County for false advertising
    Today a class action lawsuit (Case No: BC 578 942) was filed in Los Angeles County, California against the Monsanto corporation. The suit alleges that Monsanto is guilty of false advertising by claiming that glyphosate, the active ingredient in...
  • Home Depot continues to promote toxins
    Home Depot’s Spring Black Friday is black indeed
    If you’ve had the radio or the television on in the past couple of days, you’ve probably heard advertisements for Home Depot’s newest promotion, entitled “Spring Black Friday.” True to form, Home Depot is promising...
  • Monsanto requests WHO to retract report on cancer risk from Roundup weed killer
    Monsanto requests WHO to retract report on cancer risk from Roundup weed killer
    A report published online on March 20 in the journal The Lancet Oncology by the World Health Organization (WHO) claimed that Roundup, the most popular weed killer in the US, and possibly the world, “probably” causes cancer. On March 24...
  • Monsanto weed killer probably causes cancer says WHO
    Monsanto weed killer probably causes cancer says WHO
    According to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), the most popular weed killer in the US, and possibly the world, “probably” causes cancer. It also noted that there was "limited evidence" that its active...
  • Monarch butterfly
    Monarch butterflies and GMOs
    A number of activists have put forward the idea that GMO crops are “killing butterflies.” We look into that claim and what research shows us below.The Bt Corn ControversyIn 1999, Cornell professors John Losey, Linda Rayer and Maureen...
  • ST LOUIS, MISSOURI, MAY 2009: Images of a display of 'Round-up,' the herbicide which made Monsanto a powerful force in agribusiness, inside Monsanto headquarters in St Louis, Missouri, 21 May 2009.
    US GAO: Glyphosate levels in produce totally unmonitored
    In its report to the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy (part of the Committee on Energy and Commerce), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) makes the stunning statement that "FDA [...] does not test...
  • A tractor applies herbicide
    EPA opens the chemical flood gates: 'Agent Orange' herbicide to be approved
    After nearly a year of intensepublic comments and industry lobbying, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator GinaMcCarthyis expected to announce the approval of Dow Chemical's Enlist Duoherbicide for use on millions of acres of US...
  • March Against Monsanto
    Monsanto - Frankenstein Meets Green Acres
    Monsanto. I always liked the sound of that word—until recently.Check out the Wikipedia page to find out more about this mega company, which is very active in the American political process. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MonsantoMonsanto is...
  • Dandelion seeds
    Connecticut wanted to ban GM grass? Idiocy dodges a bullet!
    Taking time from whatever their busy schedule normally entails, Connecticut Senate President Donald Williams was determined to amend an existing bill to ban Roundup resistant bluegrass from Connecticut. Citing no actual science nor consulting any...
  • Breast feeding
    Glyphosate herbicide found in breast milk, new study
    On April 7, the Organic Consumers Organization released an urgent request to the U.S. regulatory agencies to ban the use of glyphosate due to a new study which showed the pesticide was present in breast milk. The agencies include the Food &...
  • Will new pesticide regulations protect migrant workers?
    EPA considering new pesticide regulations
    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced proposed changes to its Worker Protection Standard (WPS), which is the set of regulations that govern pesticide, fungicide, and herbicide exposure of agricultural workers. The Federal...
  • Sonic Boom redesigned characters
    Weekly gaming news roundup (for the week of February 3)
    Here's this weeks news roundup courtesy of the fine folks at Podcast Unlimited. We are currently gearing up for the relaunch of our show and cannot yet provide you with a link to go listen in. However, we won't let that stop us from...
  • Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, has been linked to neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
    Roundup-Ready bluegrass is coming to a neighborhood near you
    Scotts, the well-known lawn seed and chemical company, has developed a genetically modified breed of Kentucky bluegrass that is a "deeper green" than typical lawn grass and is resistant to the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup. In 2011,...
  • Roundup
    Scotts to test genetically modified grass in residential lawns
    Until now, genetically modified plants have mainly been grown in large agricultural fields away from urban areas. That is about to change, with Scotts Miracle-Gro announcing at their annual shareholder meeting that this spring they'll be...
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