For 25 years E.G. Vallianatos saw the EPA from the inside, with rising dismay over how pressure from politicians and threats from huge corporations were turning the public’s watchdog into a “polluter’s protection agency.”
Polls show it will take a lot more than new public relations tricks to convince consumers.
What’s it like inside a factory farm? If the livestock and meat industries have their way, what little view we have inside the walls of these animal-reviewing facilities may soon be obscured.
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The European Commission is finally on the verge of banning pesticides linked to the disappearance of the honeybee. But corporate giants are doing everything in their power to keep the status quo.
Tags: agribusiness, agriculture, avaaz, ban, bayer, bee deaths, Bees, charlie dunmore, colony collapse disorder, crops, david goulson, economic loss, economy, european commission, european union, farming, frederic vincent, harmful effects, iain keith, insecticides, john atkin, lin field, neonicotinoids, pesticides, politicians, politics, rapeseed, rothamsted research center, syngeta, university of stirling, varroa mite, wheat, yahoo news
Monsanto convinced the world that genetically engineered seeds would lower herbicide use. It turns out, exactly the opposite has happened.
Tags: agribusiness, biodiversity, biotechnology, chuck benbrook, crops, delta farm press, farmers, farming, genetically engineered seeds, glyphosate herbicide, herbicide, integrated pest management, italian ryegrass, mississippi, mississippi state university, mother jones, pesticide crop protection, Roundup, roundup ready, tom eubank, washington state university, weeds
A 75-year-old farmer is fighting back against Monsanto’s master plan to genetically modify, patent, and control the world’s supply of seeds.
Tags: agribusiness, at&t, biotechnology, center for food safety, commercial seed market, corporations, farming, genetically modified, gmo, herbicide, intellectual properties, justice john roberts, justice stephen breyer, mark walters, microsoft, Monsanto, plants, price increases, richard wolf, roundup ready, seeds, seth waxman, soy, soybeans, supreme court, usa today, vernon hugh bowman