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Court upholds Arkansas decision to ban dicamba herbicide


“If dicamba lands on a field that isn’t planted with Monsanto’s dicamba-resistant crops, the impact can be devastating,” explains Modern Farmer . ... There’s already been one report of a murder over dicamba spraying. Seriously.” Read Dicamba.news for more coverage of dicamba. "...

Tenneessee restricts use of Monsanto herbicide dicamba as damage to food crops spreads


The problem, farmers say, is that the dicamba formulations only work for crops that have been designed for it. ... Are they due to improper spraying of older dicamba formulations that have a propensity to vaporize?” "...

If the EPA allows continued use of dicamba pesticide, it could push monarch butterflies to extinction


What is dicamba and why is it such a massive threat? As Modern Farmer explains , dicamba is an herbicide intended to target broad-leaf weeds, rather than weeds from the grass family. ... One of the primary concerns is that dicamba (and dicamba drift) will wipe out the beloved butterfly’s food supply. "...

Monsanto now offering CASH to farmers if they will use its toxic "dicamba" agricultural chemical


Monsanto faces stiff competition from other distributors of dicamba-based weed killers, including Bayer. ... (Find more news on dicamba at Dicamba.news .) Sources for this article include: Yahoo.com NaturalNews.com NaturalNews.com Previous :Ditch the expensive GMO seeds, homesteaders! "...

Dicamba "drift" destroying crops downwind from application sites of Monsanto's toxic herbicide


Meanwhile, Monsanto has released dicamba-resistant GM crop seeds to farmers despite the fact that dicamba still isn’t legal for post-planting use. ... “If dicamba lands on a field that isn’t planted with Monsanto’s dicamba-resistant crops, the impact can be devastating,” explains Modern Farmer . "...

Illegal spraying of Monsanto's new glyphosate-dicamba cocktail is destroying crops on neighboring farms


Illegal spraying of Monsanto's new glyphosate-dicamba cocktail is destroying crops on neighboring farms Wednesday, August 10, 2016 by: Ethan A. ... Known as dicamba, the new chemical for use with glyphosate on Monsanto's Roundup Ready 2.0 seeds. "...

Bayer and BASF ordered to pay $265 million to Missouri peach farmer in dicamba weedkiller lawsuit


Bill Bader sued the companies after thousands of his fruit trees were damaged by the herbicide dicamba , which drifted in from cotton fields nearby that had been planted with dicamba-resistant seeds made by BASF and Bayer. ... Dicamba becomes a vapor that can drift for miles when it’s used under certain weather conditions. "...

Bayer wants EPA to issue "updated label" on Dicamba - claiming their growers now spread the toxic herbicide in the "right way"


Dicamba drifts into crops that are not Dicamba-resistant, devastating them and destroying plant biodiversity across our country Soybeans that aren’t bred in a laboratory to contain the weed-killer toxins shrivel up when doused with Dicamba . ... The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) issued a report last February concluding that Dicamba is killing off milkweed, saying that Dicamba can not be used safely on soy or cotton. "...

Arkansas court rules with Monsanto, grants farmers right to spray toxic Dicamba herbicide that causes horrific crop damage to nearby farms


Dicamba herbicide is specifically designed to be sprayed on genetically modified, dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton. ... Six Arkansas farmers granted rights to spray dicamba after April 15 There is very little recourse for the farmers impacted by dicamba drift . "...

Illegal Monsanto chemical destroying U.S. farms


Since then, farmers using the dicamba resistant soybean and cotton seeds have unleashed dicamba across thousands of acres of U.S. croplands. ... Hayes lost 500 acres of his crops because of dicamba drift. He is now trapped into buying Monsanto's newest version of the seeds and spraying them with dicamba. "...

Mass-poisoning: Monsanto's toxic new pesticide can go airborne


Dicamba is more toxic than glyphosate, a probable human carcinogen Dicamba works by imitating the natural hormones in plants, causing them to grow abnormally and eventually to die. ... Some farmers have lost up to 30 percent of their yields due to drifting dicamba. "...

EPA just approved another toxic herbicide linked to infertility, birth defects and lung cancer in both humans and animals


Dicamba health risks Like many other toxic herbicides, Dicamba can cause a range of serious negative health effects in both humans and animals. ... The danger posed to other crops by dicamba Dicamba has recently been making headlines due to crop damage caused by drift. "...

Farmers and conservation groups suing the EPA for approving Monsanto's "XtendiMax" pesticide


The approval is expected to lead to a tenfold increase in the amount of dicamba sprayed. ... In fall 2016, a farmer was shot dead in a dispute with another farmer over dicamba drift. "...

Illegal spraying of Monsanto's herbicide destroying crops nationwide


Not only is dicamba more toxic than Roundup, but it's also more prone to drifting . Dicamba more toxic and drift-prone than Roundup Modern Farmer reports that one of the reasons dicamba is much more volatile is because it "easily becomes airborne and drifts away from where it is applied." "...

Researchers share how to conquer herbicide-resistant superweeds that threaten the food supply in the Midwest


Right after its approval, farmers all over the country planted over 20 million acres of dicamba-resistant soybeans. ... The EPA denied that there was something amiss regarding dicamba’s approval process or that it was fast-tracked to satisfy affected stakeholders, but has indicated in early August its plans of shelving the dicamba herbicides. "...

Monsanto, DuPont unleash highly toxic, drift-prone dicamaba herbicide, endangering public health and North America's food supply


Like partners in crime, Monsanto, DuPont, and the USDA are coming together to unleash the highly toxic, drift prone dicamba herbicide for Monsanto's new line of GM dicamba-tolerant soybean and cotton seeds. ... Dicamba is designed to disrupt the normal growth processes of plants through hormonal pathways. "...

EPA, Monsanto face lawsuit over pesticide drift that damaged millions of acres and threatened endangered species


This year, Monsanto expects farmers to plant as many as 40 million acres of its dicamba-resistant soybeans and 6 million acres of dicamba-tolerant cotton. ... Some states already restricting dicamba use The state of Arkansas has already banned the sale and use of the herbicide between April 16 and October 31 after receiving almost 1,000 complaints of dicamba damage last year. "...

Organic Trade Association member revealed to be ... guess who? ... BASF, one of the leading GMO producers in the world


BASF produces a dicamba-based herbicide called Engenia. Dicamba is a highly volatile herbicide that is often used in conjunction with other toxic chemicals like glyphosate to kill broad-leafed weeds. ... (Related: Court upholds Arkansas decision to ban dicamba herbicide .) Use of dicamba has dire effects on human health, too. "...

Tennessee becomes the fourth state to restrict the use of Monsanto herbicide


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved dicamba as safe for use in 2016 against broadleaf weeds. ... Late last year, Monsanto introduced their new dicamba formulation, marketed as XtendMaxTM. "...

'Agent Orange' crop chemicals challenged by coalition of US farmers and food companies


Neither 2,4-D nor dicamba has ever been properly safety tested, or ever undergone a comprehensive environmental impact assessment. ... There is also still time to leave a comment of opposition to 2,4-D and dicamba in the Federal Register. "...