A Short History of Glyphosate

6 September 2017 — Sustainable Pulse

A Short History of Glyphosate 

The Detox Project and Sustainable Pulse has created and published Wednesday the first ‘Short History of Glyphosate’, which identifies some important dates during the scandalous history of the World’s most used herbicide. 1961: Glyphosate was patented in the U.S. as a Descaling and Chelating Agent by the Stauffer Chemical Co. Due to its strong metal […] The post A Short History of Glyphosate appeared first on Sustainable Pulse.

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Paris Defies EU Commission, Vows to Block Glyphosate Reauthorisation 

France will vote against a proposal by the European Commission to renew the licence for glyphosate, the active ingredient in one of the world’s most widely used weedkillers, Monsanto’s Roundup, a government source said on Wednesday. Source: www.euractiv.com/ “France will vote against a re-authorisation of glyphosate for ten years given the uncertainties that persist with regard to […] The post Paris Defies EU Commission, Vows to Block Glyphosate Reauthorisation appeared first on …

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Pesticides Linked to Birth Abnormalities in Major New Study 

High exposure to pesticides as a result of living near farmers’ fields appears to increase the risk of giving birth to a baby with “abnormalities” by about 9 per cent, according to new research. Source: www.independent.co.uk/ Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara, compared 500,000 birth records for people born in the San Joaquin Valley […] The post Pesticides Linked to Birth Abnormalities in Major New Study appeared first on Sustainable Pulse.

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European Commission Opens In-Depth Investigation of Bayer-Monsanto Merger 

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation Tuesday to assess the proposed acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission has concerns that the merger may reduce competition in areas such as pesticides, seeds and traits. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Seeds and pesticide products are essential for […] The post European Commission Opens In-Depth Investigation of Bayer-Monsanto Merger appeared …

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