pesticides

Note to bees: do not stop and smell the roses

Jul 9, 2014
A new study says garden plants from big box stores contain a toxic pesticide.
Posted In: bees, bee colony collapse, pesticides, big box stores

Corn farmers turn to insecticides again

Jul 23, 2013
Farmers are buying more insecticides this season. That’s because one tenacious pest has developed resistance to a genetically modified corn variety.
Posted In: farming, insects, pesticides, corn, Iowa, Monsanto

When do you buy organic? When do experts?

May 4, 2011
I never know when it makes sense to shell out extra money for organic foods. It's one of the reasons I started working on the story for Marketpla...
Posted In: conventional food, farming, Food, GMOS, organics, pesticides, population, prices, sustainability