Tag: industrial agriculture

Monoculture Farming with Pollinator-Dependent Crops Threatens Food Security, Study Suggests

New research suggests that global trends in farming practices are undermining the pollinators crops depend on and putting agricultural productivity and stability at risk, particularly in some Asian and South American nations A multinational team of researchers has identified countries where agriculture’s increasing dependence on…

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Bayer Monsanto Acquisition Triggers Anti-Competition Fears: Canadian Groups Want Competition Review

By Natural Blaze Bayer’s Takeover of Monsanto Triggers Anti-Competition Fears: Groups in Canada request Competition Bureau review Thursday September 15, 2016. Ottawa. Reports that Bayer has confirmed its $66-billion takeover of Monsanto are triggering concerns over increased corporate control in the seeds and pesticides markets from…

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2.6 Billion Pounds of Monsanto’s Roundup Sprayed on US Farmland in 20 Years

By Alex Pietrowski The Environmental Protection agency of California has just made moves to label Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, or Glyphosate, as a ‘probably carcinogenic to humans.’ It’s linked to cancer and heavily contaminates the soil, yet there is no sign that farmers will stop using this poison any…

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Neil Young: Chemical Factory Farming Threatens the “Garden of the World”

By Heather Callaghan While people have been torn over beloved astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s recent comments on genetically modified organisms, another beloved Neil took a stand – largely unnoticed. While Tyson claims he never took a side, he still holds that genetic engineering is no…

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