|Big food and chemical corporations spend millions to attack organic|
Friends of the Earth - 6/30/2015. In response to skyrocketing growth in organic and non-GMO food sales, food and agrochemical companies have spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the past several years on stealth communications campaigns designed to defend industrial agriculture, sway opinion leaders and win over skeptical consumers, according to a new report by Friends of the Earth released today.
|5 Things to Know About 2,4-D, the “Possibly” Cancer-Causing Herbicide|
Civil Eats - 6/30/2015. By Elizabeth Grossman - The majority of America’s farms rely heavily on herbicides—lots of them. So when the World Health Organization (WHO) classified the United States’ most widely used weed-killer, glyphosate, as “probably” carcinogenic to humans three months ago, it was big news. Now, the same group–the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has concluded that 2,4-D, another commonly used weed killer, is “possibly” carcinogenic to humans. Here’s what you need to know about the decision and the chemical, which is the third most-widely used herbicide in the U.S.