Despite suffering extensive staff losses since being forced to move to Armidale, the pesticides regulator blames delays in a critical review of a popular insecticide on "complexity of information".
South Australia announces an independent review into the state's moratorium on genetically modified crops, with scholars and a former anti-GM activist wanting a re-think on its opposition.
The world's biggest farm chemical company, Bayer, is facing billions of dollars in lawsuits after a US jury found last month the weed killer Roundup caused a school groundsman's cancer, prompting fears among Australian farmers that the chemical will be banned or restricted.
The Cancer Council is urging global chemical giant Monsanto to come clean on any potential links to cancer with one of its popular weed killers following a major lawsuit in the US.
Many of us choose to buy "eco-friendly" household products to minimise our environmental footprint. But are brands labelled "green" or "eco-friendly" really more sustainable than others?
People living on Victoria's south-west coastline are reporting dead or dying barn owls at record rates. They want to know what is killing their native birds.
An EU ban on the use of insecticides using neonicotinoids prompts an Australian beekeeper and conservationist to call for action in Australia.
The government agency has lost more than half of its workforce in under two years with staff now being offered more money to relocate to the new facility 750 kilometres away.
An Australian chemical manufacturer rejects calls to tighten restrictions around the use of a highly toxic herbicide which poisoned a young man with autism who found it in a soft drink bottle.
The near-fatal poisoning of a NSW Central Coast man who drank a highly toxic herbicide left in an unmarked drink bottle sparks fresh calls for a nationwide ban on Paraquat.