agriculture

Health & Medicine

EPA approves a new herbicide for GMO crops and lawsuits follow

Many of today’s synthetic pesticides are derived from chemical weapons developed during the First and Second World Wars. Today, in the US, chemical warfare is waged daily against weeds in industrial agriculture. It has become an escalating conflict, as unruly weeds rapidly adapt to new products. The latest weapon has stirred strong opposition from environmentalists, farmers and food safety advocates.

Science, Tech & Environment

Rising carbon dioxide levels may reduce the nutritional value of important foods

Rising levels of atmospheric CO2 are already having significant impacts on climate, weather patterns and water supplies. Scientists expect increased carbon dioxide levels will also affect agriculture across the world, in ways we can't predict. The results of a recent study suggest that one of those affects could be quite alarming.

Health & Medicine

EPA approves a new herbicide for GMO crops and lawsuits follow

Many of today’s synthetic pesticides are derived from chemical weapons developed during the First and Second World Wars. Today, in the US, chemical warfare is waged daily against weeds in industrial agriculture. It has become an escalating conflict, as unruly weeds rapidly adapt to new products. The latest weapon has stirred strong opposition from environmentalists, farmers and food safety advocates.

Global Politics

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the common theme that connects Australia's coastal region "The Great Sandy," North Korea's Mount Myohyang, and Lagunas de Montebello, near the border between Mexico and Guatemala. The answer is....they are all newly deemed 'biosphere reserves.'

Arts, Culture & Media

Urban beekeeping

It's been rough going for honeybees in recent years. A phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder has been killing them off en masse.Yet bee colonies are thriving in unexpected places like French cities. Genevieve Oger has more from Paris