Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 23 August 2018

23 August 2018 — Sustainable Pulse

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General Mills Faces Class Action Lawsuit over Cheerios Glyphosate Cover Up

General Mills is facing a potentially damaging class action lawsuit in the U.S. after a florida woman accused it of engaging in deceptive business practices, by not alerting the public that their Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios cereals contain the known carcinogen and the world’s most used weedkilller – glyphosate. This new class action follows […] The post General Mills Faces Class Action Lawsuit over Cheerios Glyphosate Cover Up appeared first on Sustainable Pulse.

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Million Pregnancies Study Shows DDT Insecticide Linked to Autism in Children

A study of more than 1 million pregnancies in Finland reports that elevated levels of a metabolite of the banned insecticide DDT in the blood of pregnant women are linked to increased risk for autism in the children. An international research team led by investigators at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the […] The post Million Pregnancies Study Shows DDT Insecticide Linked to Autism in Children appeared first on Sustainable Pulse.

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Glyphosate Set for Legal Battle in Sri Lanka over Kidney Disease Deaths

Professor Channa Sudath Jayasumana from Rajarata University announced earlier this week that a group of farmer organizations, researchers, patients and the families of deceased farmers are set to take Bayer/Monsanto and other glyphosate herbicide manufacturers to the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka over the link between glyphosate-based herbicides and fatal chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu), which has killed […] The post Glyphosate Set for Legal Battle in Sri Lanka over …

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Monsanto Appeal Attempt Fails as California Lists Glyphosate as Known Carcinogen

The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to hear a challenge to a key provision of the state’s landmark chemical consumer-disclosure law, Proposition 65, brought by Monsanto. The chemical maker was seeking to force California to remove glyphosate, found in the company’s Roundup products, from the Proposition 65 list of carcinogens. This decision leaves in place […] The post Monsanto Appeal Attempt Fails as California Lists Glyphosate as Known Carcinogen appeared first on …

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