|Monsanto’s Roundup. Enough to Make You Sick.|
Organic Consumers - 1/21/2015. By Alexis Baden-Mayer - Monsanto invented the herbicide glyphosate and brought it to market under the trade name Roundup in 1974, after DDT was banned. But it wasn’t until the late 1990s that the use of Roundup surged, thanks to Monsanto's ingenious marketing strategy. The strategy? Genetically engineer seeds to grow food crops that could tolerate high doses of Roundup.
|Everything You Need To Know About Nanopesticides|
Modern Farmer - 1/21/2015. By Virginia Gewin - A scientist at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Stacey Harper is doggedly researching tiny, human-made substances called nanoparticles, with the goal of identifying which will be a boon and which a bane for farmers, consumers and the environment. Nanoparticles, which are the size of molecules, are already used in everything from sunscreen to biomedical devices. Their minuscule size makes them efficient, but also unpredictable. That’s what worries Harper: The first nano-formulations of pesticides are quietly making their way onto agricultural fields, and she wants to know what happens next.