Complaints surge about weed killer dicamba’s damage to oak trees.

As soybean and cotton farmers across the Midwest and South continue to see their crops ravaged from the weed killer dicamba, new complaints have pointed to the herbicide as a factor in widespread damage to oak trees.

As soybean and cotton farmers across the Midwest and South continue to see their crops ravaged from the weed killer dicamba, new complaints have pointed to the herbicide as a factor in widespread damage to oak trees.

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Monsanto's new weed killer, dicamba, divides farmers.

Monsanto’s New Weed Killer, Dicamba, Divides Farmers

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How an Oregon activist's barn produced the 'Poison Papers' that aids in a lawsuit against Monsanto.

Bending a rusted, gnarled piece of wire gate just above her head, Carol Van Strum ducked into the old, dark shed where she kept some old, dark secrets.

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EPA finalizes plan to cap Kanawha River dioxin.

Federal regulators have finalized plans to cap dioxin-contaminated sediment in a 14-mile stretch of the Kanawha River west of Charleston to address toxic pollution left in the river by Monsanto’s former chemical plant in Nitro, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week.

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100,000 pages of chemical industry secrets gathered dust in an Oregon barn for decades — until now.

For decades, some of the dirtiest, darkest secrets of the chemical industry have been kept in Carol Van Strum’s barn. Creaky, damp, and prowled by the occasional black bear, the listing, 80-year-old structure in rural Oregon housed more than 100,000 pages of documents obtained through legal discovery in lawsuits against Dow, Monsanto, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Forest Service, the Air Force, and pulp and paper companies, among others.

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Worry over dicamba grips Arkansas farmers.

Worry over dicamba grips Arkansas farmers

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FDA resumes testing foods for weed killer, safety questions grow.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has resumed its first-ever endeavor to evaluate how much of a controversial chemical is making its way into the U.S. food supply. And the tests can’t come soon enough as safety concerns about the herbicide known as glyphosate grow.

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Sue, die or keep waiting.

John Burns could feel the spray on his body from a helicopter applying a mixture of pesticides to a nearby clearcut. He describes the well-publicized October 2013 incident as nothing less than an attack on himself and his property. 

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Trump’s budget would set food system progress back generations.

While the new White House “budget blueprint” is low on details, it’s clear that some of the biggest cuts could have a direct impact on the food we eat and the people who produce it.

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Senate bill offers protection from aerial sprays.

Imagine how you’d feel if you woke up one day and found your land contaminated with Atrazine and 2,4-D. Imagine further if your business depended on that land being organic. I think you’d be angry!

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2 vets win Agent Orange exposure cases from Okinawa.

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — There have long been rumors that Agent Orange was stored or used on Okinawa, but no one has been able to find proof.

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Monsanto's mind-meld; spin machine in high gear.

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