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Farmers Sue for Roundup Poisonings

A group of farmers from Argentina have sued Monsanto, the makers of Roundup, for "knowingly" allowing them to be poisoned while using the weed killer and other pesticides. Citing "devastating birth defects," the lawsuit filed in a Delaware court also names significant players in the tobacco industry, including the Altria Group, Philip Morris Cos., Philip Morris USA, Carolina Leaf Tobacco, and the Universal ...

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Our Organic Lawn Trials: Month 13

Anyone feel the earthquake today? Wow! It was my first earthquake experience in my 50-plus years and, for 30 seconds or so, the world literally seemed to be twisting and turning. I'm guessing it will be one of those "do-you-remember-where-you-were-when" moments. I happened to be at Glenstone, the modern art museum in Potomac, Md., where the grounds staff and management began working with SafeLawns 13 months ...

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Women in India Find Power in Taking Back Farming Practices

Hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers have committed suicide in the last ten years. Contemporary, westernized farming practices require poor farmers to take out loans for expensive chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and to dig wells for the additional water necessary. When the wells dry up and crops fail, many farmers have taken their lives out of desperation. (Perhaps not coincidentally, a study conduc ...

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