Trigger Happy With Toxins

Trigger Happy With Toxins

For many years, genetically engineered crops were said to be environmentally responsible. Those crops have genes from different species implanted in them, giving them traits they normally wouldn’t have. Companies like Monsanto that produced such strains claimed...
Say It, Don’t Spray It

Say It, Don’t Spray It

A friend of mine is a farmer out in Montana. She’s also eight months pregnant with her first child. Recently she looked out her window and saw a worker spraying pesticides on her neighbor’s farm. Concerned for the health of her baby, she called the...
Your Weed Killer Might Kill You

Your Weed Killer Might Kill You

When I began writing about agriculture nearly a decade ago, I learned quickly that people generally believed that Roundup, the best-selling weed killer made by Monsanto, was relatively harmless. Roundup breaks down quickly, everyone said — and into non-toxic...
Don’t Give Up the Fight

Don’t Give Up the Fight

My social circle was shaken a few days into the new year with an upsetting blog post. A friend I will call Mary is seriously ill. The blogger requested loving messages to her to be sewn into a quilt. This bombshell began a flood of phone calls, emails, and Facebook...
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