The Organic Center hosted farmers, researchers and university extension agents in Washington, D.C., to attest to the common needs of the organic farming community. Meanwhile, the Indian state Kerala, which has 100,000 tons of chemical-free produce a year, is already halfway toward its ambitious goal of growing 100 percent organic by 2020. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced the discovery of unapproved genetically modified wheat near a farm in Alberta but said the contamination is an isolated event. After years of campaigning, residents in Hawaii, have earned the right to know exactly which toxic pesticides are being sprayed. The first of hundreds of cancer patients suing Monsanto will see his case go to trial on Monday. New research from Greece and Romania shows that chemicals regulators have deemed safe at low levels can be toxic when combined in mixtures.
A Confluence of Organic Voices in Washington DC
This Confluence, hosted by The Organic Center, is a unique forum for farmers, researchers and university extension agents to come together and attest to the common needs of the organic farming community.
Kerala’s making an ambitious pledge to go organic
With 100,000 tons of chemical-free produce a year, Kerala is already halfway towards its ambitious goal — 100 percent organic by 2020.
Unapproved genetically modified wheat found in Canada
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced the discovery of unapproved genetically modified wheat near a farm in Alberta, but says the contamination is an isolated event.
Hawaii Will Finally Force Companies to Say What Pesticides They’re Spraying
On a former sugar plantation on the dry southeast coast of Kauai, Hawaii, far from the tourist beaches, agrochemical companies are testing a secret cocktail of toxic pesticides on genetically modified corn. Now, after years of campaigning, residents who live around the test site have earned the right to know exactly which toxic pesticides are being sprayed.
He’s dying of cancer. Now, he’s the first patient to go to trial to argue Roundup made him sick
Monday marks a milestone: Johnson, 46, is the first of hundreds of cancer patients to see his case against agrochemical giant Monsanto go to trial.
First Trial Over Roundup Cancer Claims Begins in San Francisco
As groundskeeper for the school district in Benicia, California, about 40 miles east of San Francisco, Johnson mixed and sprayed hundreds of gallons of Roundup. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2014, and in July, after chemotherapy and other treatment, his oncologist gave him six months to live.
Mixtures of Chemicals Present at ‘Safe’ Levels Cause Liver Damage
New research from a joint team from Greece and Romania shows that chemicals at low levels deemed safe by regulators for each individual substance are toxic when present in mixtures.
Gene-edited farm animals are on their way
Scientists have created pigs that are immune to one of the world’s costliest livestock diseases.