Enough of the quick fixes, the sticking plasters that scarcely cover the wound. What farmers need now is help to get off the treadmill, and that requires a wholesale rethink of our food and farming systems - argues HELEN BROWNING
The French grain-grower Paul François was the first citizen to successfully sue Monsanto over a toxic weedkiller, six years ago. There are considerable parallels between his case, and the recent ruling that RoundUp caused Dewayne Johnson’s cancer. NATALIE SAUER investigates
The government of Hawaii - once a defender of the GM corn industry - has passed a law that forces agro-chemical companies to disclose what pesticides they spray. It has also become the first US state to ban the chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to brain damage in babies. Christopher Pala reports
Farmer and activist Hector Christie marches into Tesco and Asda to 'round up the Round Up' to protest the use of carcinogenic ingredient - and is totally stunned by how the staff in one North Devon superstore respond. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports
The European Union this week failed to end the widespread use of glyphosate - an active ingredient in Monsanto weedkiller Roundup. DR JONATHAN LATHAM argues that the setback proves that the strategy of fighting for a ban on one dangerous chemical at a time, relied on by environmentalists, has failed.
MOLLY SCOTT CATO, Green MEP for the South West and member of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee, questions Monsanto's role in the decision by EU countries this week to re-authorise Europe’s most used weedkiller, glyphosate.
Hector Christie, owner of the Tapeley Park estate and farm in Devon and renowned environmental campaigner, is urging the public to join a day of action against the Roundup weedkiller. CATHERINE EARLY reports
After a run of low quality GM cotton crops with unusually short fibres, Burkina Faso has ended its love affair with Monsanto's Bt cotton, writes Claire Robinson. In a further blow to the company, growers are demanding $280 million compensation for their losses.
A new Global Campaign for Seed Freedom will be celebrating the fortnight from Ghandi’s birthday (October 2nd) to World Food Day (October 16th) as the first Seed Satyagraha during which all participants will declare No Patents On Seeds
In a match some would say was made in hell, two of the world's leading producers of agro-chemicals have joined forces in a partnership to reintroduce the herbicide 2, 4-D, - one-half of the infamous defoliant Agent Orange
Just as biofuels have gobbled up farmland that should have been growing food so the push on biomass by Monsanto, Cargill and others will see an 'unprecedented' grab on land, plants and biodiverse-rich forests
As controversial UK trials of a potato genetically-modified to be resistant to late blight get underway, we speak to research leader and plant geneticist Professor Jonathan Jones about why he is in favour of an expansion in GM crops