Residents of the village of Avia Terai, in northern Argentina, believe many of the health problems they suffer originated in the spraying of the weedkiller glyphosate on nearby genetically modified soybean crops.
By John Dyer
Activists opposed to genetically modified organisms fear the combined companies would wield tremendous influence over how — and what — foods are grown around the world.
By Greg Walters
Patent No. 9095554 could be the opening salvo in a new series of legal battles over innovations in cannabis breeding, sparking a potential gold rush for pot patents.
By Matt Smith
The US Department of Agriculture has identified 14 species of glyphosate-resistant weeds in the United States, and 32 have been documented worldwide, according to a government-industry-university coalition.
The finding could set off a new round of studies into glyphosate, which is a leading ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup and has been found by many studies to be safe for human use.
The agrochemical behemoth's products have been linked to bee colony collapse and cancer in humans.
The Most Widely Used Herbicide in the United States Could Cause Cancer in Humans, Says a World Health Organization Study
Regulatory agencies around the world have declared glyphosate, first developed by Monsanto in 1969, safe for use in agricultural production — a group of scientists convened by the World Health Organization say otherwise.
Residents of Argentina's farming communities are concerned by a growing list of health problems that some attribute to the ubiquitous use of agrochemicals sprayed on soybean fields.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Monday it will begin a year-long evaluation of whether or not the insect should be placed under federal protection due to habitat loss, disease, and climate change.