Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 6 September 2018

6 September 2018 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

Bayer Slashes Earnings Forecast over Rise in Roundup Cancer Cases

Bayer has slashed its earnings forecast Wednesday due to, amongst other things, a growing global legal battle surrounding the carcinogenic weedkiller Roundup. The weaker earnings forecast adds to a number of challenges facing the German drugmaker as it braces for years of legal wrangling over the cancer risks of glyphosate-based weedkillers. Bayer said the number […]Read more 

Bob’s Red Mill Faces Class Action Lawsuit over Glyphosate Weedkiller Contamination

Bob’s Red Mill is facing a federal class action, filed in San Francisco Friday, after the world’s most used weedkiller, glyphosate, was discovered in both its organic and non-organic oats. Citing a recent report by the Environmental Working Group finding traces of the ‘known carcinogen’ glyphosate in Cheerios, Quaker Oats and other oat-based breakfast foods, plaintiffs […]

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GM Bt Brinjal in Bangladesh: GMO Win or Smoke and Mirrors?

A peer-reviewed article on GMO Bt brinjal in Bangladesh is claimed to prove its success. Claire Robinson from GMWatch looks at the evidence. Source: In past years, GMWatch has published many reports from within Bangladesh saying that GM Bt brinjal (eggplant) has suffered widespread failure. But a tweet by GMO and pesticide-promoting writer Tamar Haspel links to a new peer-reviewed article[1] that claims dramatic benefits from the crop. […]

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Federal Judge Overturns Glyphosate Suspension in Brazil

A Brazilian Judge has overturned the legal suspension of the use of products containing glyphosate, the world’s most used herbicide. Judge Kássio Marques, of the regional federal court of the first district in Brasilia, based the ruling suspending the injunction on the government’s argument that banning glyphosate and the other two agrochemicals could harm the country’s […]

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