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How to Remove a Weed Without Poisons . . . Let Us Count the Ways

[caption id="attachment_5421" align="alignleft" width="540"] Poor installation and/or maintenance of a sprinkler system causes excessive weeds (unwanted plants including grass) to grow on this school track in California.[/caption] This post comes with a warning: we are going to pick on some people. Some folks in California apparently hold themselves up as grounds professionals and caregivers of children. We ...

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Pesticide Foes Win the Day in DC: Cheh’s Bill Goes to Mayor

Historic Pesticide Bill Aims to Protect Children, Waterways [caption id="attachment_5394" align="alignleft" width="540"] Though the bill passed today only applies to the District of Columbia, its significance may be felt nationally. [/caption] WASHINGTON, D.C. — After more than a year of strategic planning and fierce opposition from synthetic chemical lobbying groups, a Washington, D.C., councilor today was ...

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Canadian Doctors Renew Warning: Avoid Pesticides Whenever Possible

Ontario Family Physicians Warn of Pesticide Dangers in Second Landmark Study (SAFELAWNS NOTE: This details the second report from the Ontario College of Family Physicians. The first, issued in 2004, was significantly instrumental in Quebec, Ontario and several other Canadian provinces banning the use of Roundup, weed 'n feed and other common lawn and garden weed and insect killers. Eight years later, the Co ...

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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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Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds Spreading

In 2007, glyphosate-resistant waterhemp was confirmed in southern Minnesota. It has now spread to west-central Minnesota and continues to increase in frequency due to the continued planting of Monsanto's Round-up Ready crops and exclusive use of glyphosate. http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/news/agriculture/x1739184427/Take-control-of-waterhemp In 2010, glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed was first confirmed on O ...

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Glyphosate Making It Hard for Male Wolf Spiders to Find Love

We're not making this up. In a study at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, researchers found that glyphosate is making it hard for male wolf spiders to sniff out willing mates. Males are also less likely to hook up with a female if she's in a glyphosate-treated field. So is this the one instance in the animal kingdom where the male is actually smarter than the female? We'll leave that open for debate. Read W ...

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Monsanto Begins Smear Campaign on Huber

NOTE: This is the second in a two-part series centered around our conversations with Howard Vlieger in the past two weeks, including additional information that has come to light about Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup, in the past 48 hours. Bio-Chem Giant Openly Lies About Scientific Studies Concerning Roundup AND SO IT BEGINS. Just as Col. Don Huber, among the most trusted military leaders and scienti ...

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