Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 25 April 2018

25 April 2018 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

UCSF Places Secret Agrichemical Industry Documents including Monsanto Papers Online 

The University of California, San Francisco Industry Documents Library placed online several collections of agrichemical industry documents on Thursday, including some acquired and donated by U.S. Right to Know, a consumer and public health watchdog group. The documents shine light on the public relations, scientific, legislative and regulatory tactics the industry has used to defend […] The post UCSF Places Secret Agrichemical Industry Documents including Monsanto Papers Online …

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California Defeats Monsanto in Court to List Glyphosate as Carcinogen 

A California Appellate Court sided with the State of California and Center for Food Safety (CFS) on Thursday, affirming that Monsanto’s glyphosate pesticide can be listed as a known carcinogen under Proposition 65. Monsanto’s lawsuit challenged the 2015 announcement by California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) that it intended to list glyphosate, the active ingredient […] The post California Defeats Monsanto in Court to List Glyphosate as …

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Germany Moving Ahead with Plans to Restrict Weed-Killer Glyphosate 

German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner on Tuesday said she was finalizing a draft regulation to end use of the weed-killer glyphosate in household gardens, parks and sports facilities, and to set “massive” limits for its use in agriculture. Source: www.reuters.com Reporting by Hans-Edzard Busemann and Andrea Shalal; Editing by Edmund Blair The chemical, made by Monsanto, […] The post Germany Moving Ahead with Plans to Restrict Weed-Killer Glyphosate appeared first on Sustainable …

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Young Hive-Bound Bees Befuddled by Common Chemicals 

Hive-bound young honey bees (Apis mellifera) are being poisoned by insecticide and weed killer gathered by their foraging hive mates, according to new research published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. The chemicals cause brain damage in young worker bees, affecting both their ability to taste and to learn, placing the future of the colony at risk. Source: cosmosmagazine.com/ […] The post Young Hive-Bound Bees Befuddled by Common Chemicals appeared first on Sustainable Pulse.

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