pesticide

Combine tractor in Nebraska (Photo: USDA)

Too many farms today rely on sprawling monocultures and toxic pesticides, methods with devastating impacts on the environment. This kind of agriculture drains the soil of nutrients and contributes to the proliferation of pests.We know viable sustainable alternatives exist, and the health of our food and environment depends on pursuing them. That’s why we’re joining our friends at U.S. PIRG […]
Tractor (Photo: PXHere)

In 2017, Monsanto’s herbicide dicamba cut a path of destruction across millions of acres of farmland and habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Researchers expect that twice as much will be sprayed in 2018.1,2 Dicamba Risks Biodiversity Dicamba harms or kills any plant not specifically treated to resist it. But the problem is, the herbicide doesn’t stay where it’s sprayed. The […]
Ban Dicamba (Photo of cropduster, illustrating herbicide dispersal)

Monsanto’s weed-killer dicamba was designed to kill unwanted plants but spare the special, genetically modified soybeans that were designed to resist it. There’s just one problem: Dicamba doesn’t stay where it’s sprayed.Dicamba gets into the air and spreads, devastating plants that the herbicide wasn’t intended for, risking our planet’s biodiversity.Whether it’s crops on adjacent farms and orchards, or flowers and trees […]
Monarch butterfly (Photo by Kyle Glenn on Unsplash)

In just the past year, we’ve lost 16 million monarch butterflies.Monarchs face a range of threats, but one of the biggest is Monsanto’s Roundup. Milkweed is a critical source of food for monarchs. But increased use of Roundup means that milkweed is disappearing — and so are the monarchs that go with it.Monarchs are Threatened A new study has shown […]