Newsbites: GMO Arms Race Pits Superherbicides Against Superweeds. Snap, Crackle, STOP! FTC Tells Kellogg to Remove Health Claims from Rice Krispies Boxes

●GMO Arms Race: Superherbicides vs. Superweeds ● Snap, Crackle, STOP! FTC Castigates Kellogg’s Health Claims Superherbicides vs. Superweeds             Last week I noted that agribusiness giant Monsanto was scaling back its profit projections in the face of generic competition for its weed killer Roundup. Now, it turns out that the popular herbicide is getting some […]

Chemical Warfare in the Cornfields as the EPA Reconsiders the Controversial Herbicide, Atrazine

Since 2004, the European Union has effectively banned the use of the herbicide atrazine, which, in some studies, has been linked to cancer, low-sperm counts, insulin resistance and birth defects. But according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it’s perfectly OK for Americans to bathe in the stuff—literally. Applied to the nation’s fields at a […]