Nano-enabled pesticides could pose huge risks and they aren’t being regulated effectively enough yet.
Despite its 500-million-year history, the plant-fungi alliance holds mysteries that, once unravelled, could revolutionise agriculture and ecosystem management.
The six-year-late UK national action plan for the sustainable use of pesticides is finally due but experts doubt it will be radical enough.
Studies have struggled to capture how pesticides affect bees outside of a lab.
Green plants produce a specific gas when under attack to both directly ward off herbivores and pathogens and indirectly lure in herbivore predators.
The health of our soils is poor – and getting worse. Here’s why that matters and what we can do about it
Recycled plastics are not safe if the chemicals used in creating them in the first place are harmful.
Herbicides and pesticides wash downriver from farms and towns – and some of these chemicals are taken up by oysters.
New research provides evidence for the first time that the primary chemical in Roundup is reaching people in nearby homes, and it isn’t just from the food they eat.
Inert ingredients are added for purposes other than killing pests and are not required under federal law to be tested for safety or identified on pesticide labels.
Canada is long-overdue for scientifically-driven, robust and transparent pesticide regulation. A newly created Science Advisory Committee aims to address this.
Many mountain lakes in the Pyrenees have turned green, a phenomenon that is a warning about the multiple pressures on ecosystems.
Did the Green Revolution, which brought high-tech agriculture to developing nations in the 1960s, prevent famine? Recent research takes a much more skeptical view.
Some boreal plant species are classified — and treated — as weeds, affecting Indigenous communities’ access to important cultural, medicinal and ceremonial resources.
Nigeria’s agricultural products are banned by many western countries because of toxic pesticides. Good regulation can address the problem.
Labour, yields, and biodiversity are all elements of agriculture that need to be balanced.
Farms have become less friendly for our insect friends – this must be reversed if we want food to eat.
The two pest ant species have huge impacts on the areas they invade. The fire ants can even kill people. Unfortunately, these ants will be hard to eliminate.
Insect-eating birds such as swifts and yellow wagtails are particularly vulnerable.
An environmental health lawyer explains why some states have weaker rules than others, and how you can make your concerns heard.