Tag: United States Department of Agriculture

Scientists confirm: Pesticides kill America’s honey bees

                                                     Published time: July 25, 2013 20:24                                                                             Reuters / Stephane Mahe Honey bees are quickly disappearing from the US – a phenomenon that has left scientists baffled. But new research shows that bees exposed to common agricultural chemicals while pollinating US crops are less likely to […]

RNA-interference pesticides will need special safety testing

Contact: Tim Beardsley tbeardsley@aibs.org 703-674-2500 x326 American Institute of Biological Sciences A new technology for creating pesticides and pest-resistant crops could have effects on beneficial species that current toxicity testing will miss Standard toxicity testing is inadequate to assess the safety of a new technology with potential for […]

Unapproved genetically engineered wheat has been discovered in an Oregon field : Discovery could have far-reaching implications for US wheat industry

Genetically modified wheat found in Oregon field raises trade concerns Discovery could have far-reaching implications for US wheat industry if growth of Monsanto crop turns out to be far-flung    Associated Press in Washington guardian.co.uk,    Wednesday 29 May 2013 17.35 EDT No genetically engineered wheat has been approved […]

Shocking US government leaflet tells Mexican immigrants they can collect food stamp benefits without admitting they’re in the country illegally

Conservative legal group obtained  Agriculture Department flyer ‘You need not divulge information regarding  your immigration status in seeking this benefit for your children’ Program in all 50 Mexican consulates in the  U.S. helps push food stamps PUBLISHED: 06:56 EST, 26  April 2013 |  UPDATED: 14:45 EST, 26 April […]

Obama signs ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ written by Monsanto-sponsored senator

Published time: March 28, 2013 19:04                                                                             US President Barack Obama (AFP Photo / Brendan Smialowsky) United States President Barack Obama has signed a bill into law that was written in part by the very billion-dollar corporation that will benefit directly from the legislation. On Tuesday, Pres. Obama […]

Plants uptake antibiotics

Contact: Sara Uttech suttech@soils.org 608-268-4948 Soil Science Society of America Routine feeding of antibiotics to livestock may be contaminating the environment MADISON, WI, JULY 09, 2007- Scientists at the University of Minnesota have been evaluating the impact of antibiotic feeding in livestock production on the environment.  This particular […]

The “Monsanto Rider”: Are Biotech Companies About to Gain Immunity From Federal Law? (article 2 confirmation)

While many Americans were firing up barbecues and breaking out the sparklers to celebrate Independence Day, biotech industry executives were more likely chilling champagne to celebrate another kind of independence: immunity from federal law. A so-called “Monsanto rider,” quietly slipped into the multi-billion dollar FY 2013 Agricultural Appropriations […]