Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides: Editors’ picks

23 May 2018 — Sustainable Pulse

Monsanto in Epic Fail with Attempted Attack on Global Glyphosate Study 

The peer-reviewed accepted manuscripts from the pilot phase of the Global Glyphosate Study were revealed last Wednesday in a Press Conference at the European Parliament. The results of the short-term pilot study showed that glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) were able to alter certain important biological parameters in rats, mainly relating to sexual development, genotoxicity and the […] The post Monsanto in Epic Fail with Attempted Attack on Global Glyphosate Study appeared first on …

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The EU Needs to Speak Up to Avoid ‘Backdoor’ GMOs on Our Plates 

When is a genetically modified organism (GMO) not a GMO? This is the question that the ECJ will soon rule on after a complaint from a coalition of French agriculture groups reached the EU’s highest court, writes Mute Schimpf. Source: www.euractiv.com/ The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is expected to rule in the coming weeks whether new genetic […] The post The EU Needs to Speak Up to Avoid ‘Backdoor’ GMOs on Our Plates appeared first on Sustainable Pulse.

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Weedkiller Products More Toxic than Their Active Ingredient, Tests Show 

US government researchers have uncovered evidence that some popular weedkilling products, like Monsanto’s widely-used Roundup, are potentially more toxic to human cells than their active ingredient is by itself. Source: www.theguardian.com By Carey Gillam These “formulated” weedkillers are commonly used in agriculture, leaving residues in food and water, as well as public spaces such as golf courses, […] The post Weedkiller Products More Toxic than Their Active Ingredient, Tests Show …

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US Judge Gives Green Light to Misleading Roundup Label Lawsuit against Monsanto 

Beyond Pesticides (BP) and The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today responded to a federal judge’s ruling against Monsanto Co.’s motion to dismiss the groups’ lawsuit, filed in April, 2017. Jay Feldman, executive director of Beyond Pesticides, the lead plaintiff in the case, said: “In the face of EPA’s poor regulation of pesticides, misleading pesticide product labeling […] The post US Judge Gives Green Light to Misleading Roundup Label Lawsuit against Monsanto appeared first on …

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Editor in chief – Henry Rowlands

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