Most local farmers are indifferent to the effect of chemicals on consumers.
Many of the more harmful pesticides have active ingredients – such as glyphosate – that are banned or heavily restricted in other places, such as Europe.
Pesticides and high temperatures can disrupt the development of small coral reef fish by targeting their hormones.
Australia has failed to ratify an international treaty to reduce harmful mercury emissions. Mercury exposure can cause kidney damage and brain impairment, especially in children.
A new study shows high-fibre brown rice also contains more arsenic than white rice – so which is better for you?
One way that farms can handle shortages of protective gear for workers is by switching to less-toxic pest control methods.
Eating locusts is an old strategy used to get food after locusts devastated crops, but things have changed.
When the current crisis passes, we must seize the opportunity to re-imagine, and to create, a different kind of future.
This transformation provides lessons for the rest of world, for shifting away from chemical agriculture towards a healthier system for people and the planet.
Bees aren't the only species that has a queen.
Insects are essential to the functioning of land and freshwater ecosystems but species populations are being lost at a rapid rate globally.
Climate change, globalization and concerns about rat poison soon could drive rat infestations to levels not seen in centuries. One way to curb them is getting humans to stop wasting food.
The sustainability of African agriculture is critical to the continent’s food security and for maintaining agriculture’s contribution to Africa’s rural communities and national economies
Starting Feb. 6, 2020, California farmers will be barred from using chlorpyrifos on their crops. The Trump administration says more study is needed, but other states are also moving ahead.
Countries should promote alternatives to pesticides and more carefully examine how to prevent insect invasions in the first place
Regulators are still licensing insecticides without properly assessing whether they harm the wildlife on which we rely.
Certain wasps and flies which lay their eggs in specific species such as aphids could be a sustainable form of pest control.
Pesticides have become almost essential for agriculture, but their misuse can have negative effects on crops too.
It's unlikely that all species of bees will go extinct anytime soon – but current losses could still have a terrible impact on food supplies and ecosystems.
Because of the way scientific studies are conducted, it's been hard to health benefits from eating organic food. A new study suggests, however, that there are ways to find out.