J. R. Pegg
He specializes in US policy, legislation and litigation related to pesticides and GM crops.
J.R. has been a journalist for 20 years, having previously covered environmental issues, chemical policy, and the television industry.
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Latest From J. R. Pegg
The US EPA has received a request from Bayer legacy company Monsanto to allow use of dicamba on genetically modified herbicide-tolerant maize (MON 87419).
Exposure to Bayer legacy company Monsanto's glyphosate-based herbicide was likely a substantial factor in causing a California man to develop cancer, a federal jury concluded on Tuesday (March 19th).
EPA has received a request from Bayer-owned Monsanto to allow dicamba to be sprayed on corn that has been genetically engineered to resist the potent herbicide.
The USDA would face challenges in fully implementing its planned response to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and limiting the impact on the livestock industry, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Hemp advocates and state officials last week urged USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to quickly craft a federal regulatory regime for the formerly illegal crop and ensure there are consistent and comprehensive rules for commercial production.