Meet Palmer Pigweed. Palmer’s a hearty fellow.
He’s capable of growing 2 to 4 inches per day until he’s 8 feet tall. His weed stalk is as thick as a man’s wrist and tough enough to damage farm machinery.
Palmer’s friendly to humans. Native Americans grew him for food. But he’s highly...
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On March 20, 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a division of the prestigious World Health Organization, announced its assessment of the herbicide glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
While “probably carcinogenic” might not sound too threatening, it’s important to...
Once there was a fertile valley that was blessed with mild climate, abundant water and good soil.
Prosperous farmers grew many varieties of conventional crops, and sold great quantities of their yields at markets in faraway countries.
Other farmers proudly grew crops that were certified by the government as...
“Is it safe to eat genetically engineered foods?”
That’s the question GE food advocates love for us to ask. Why? Because if we look only at the narrow issue of food safety when deciding whether GE foods should be labeled, regulated or even banned, we will fail to ask questions about their other potential dangers.