Monsanto http://hppr.org en USDA one step closer to approving new Roundup resistant crops http://hppr.org/post/usda-one-step-closer-approving-new-roundup-resistant-crops <p>New herbicide-resistant corn and soybeans are a step closer to reaching farm fields in the U.S. They would help farmers control weeds that are no longer killed by the popular herbicide, Roundup.</p><p>Roundup resistant crops dominate corn, soybean and cotton production in the U.S. But the list of weeds that have evolved to withstand Roundup is growing, and as a result,&nbsp;<a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/1460/roundup-resistance-leading-more-chemicals-study-finds/5">farmers are using more chemicals to keep up.</a></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 03:36:46 +0000 Grant Gerlock 26675 at http://hppr.org USDA one step closer to approving new Roundup resistant crops RNAi corn entering the rootworm chase http://hppr.org/post/rnai-corn-entering-rootworm-chase <p></p><p>With rootworms building resistance to genetically modified corn that makes its own pesticide, seed companies are working on new crops that target the insects’ genes. But some worry about unintended consequences when the technology moves from the lab to the field.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 06:00:02 +0000 Grant Gerlock 25612 at http://hppr.org RNAi corn entering the rootworm chase Big Ag and Big Data: A Match Made In Heaven? http://hppr.org/post/big-ag-and-big-data-match-made-heaven <p></p><p>Ag giant Monsanto recently purchased the Climate Corporation according to a recent <strong><a href="http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/02/why-big-ag-likes-big-data/?_r=0">blog in the New York Times</a></strong>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 22521 at http://hppr.org Big Ag and Big Data: A Match Made In Heaven?