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Monsanto’s new GMO soybeans are making a hot mess for farmers

Its herbicide-tolerant crop is pitting farmer against farmer.

Science

A bogus theory connecting Zika virus to Monsanto could give mosquitoes a boost

Protecting actual people from mosquitoes should take priority over crediting imaginary Monsanto rumors.

Business & Technology

So Roundup “probably” causes cancer. This means what, exactly?

The WHO's new classification of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, puts it in the company of night shifts and wood smoke as a carcinogen. Sunshine is worse.

Industrial Agriculture

File under bad idea: G8 asks Big Ag to take the lead in feeding the world

A new study finds that large-scale irrigation is causing more sea-level rise than climate change. And yet the most powerful nations in the world just gave industrial agriculture a big thumbs up.

Food

Monsanto WISHES it could make corn this cool

“Glass Gem” corn looks almost CGI, but it actually comes out of the ground that way. It’s the product of a small farm and a retro, handcrafted approach to agriculture — “genetic modification” from back when genetic modification meant painstaking …

Industrial Agriculture

Meet a pesticide even conventional vegetable farmers fear

If a new round of genetically engineered corn is approved, it will be bred to withstand huge quantities of 2,4-D, a pesticide that has the potential to drift and kill vegetables in fields as far as two miles away.

Industrial Agriculture

The mother who stood up to Monsanto in Argentina

A winner of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize, Sofia Gatica organized women in her city to study the health effects of agrochemicals in the soy fields and worked to get a dangerous pesticide banned. Now she's taking on Monsanto.

Food

Monsanto picture book teaches kids about the wonders of biotech

A kids' activity book funded by Monsanto and other biotech firms explains how biotechnology is "a really neat topic [that is] helping to improve the health of the Earth and the people who call it home."

Food

Put your hack into it: Anonymous targets Monsanto

Hackers affiliated with Anonymous launch an attack on Monsanto. And while the data they obtained doesn't reveal anything new, it might be oddly satisfying for those who lament the seed giant's recent court victory over small farmers.