Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 28 September 2018

28 September 2018 — Sustainable Pulse

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First Ever Glyphosate Strip Tests for Food and Water Enable Affordable Home Testing

The first ever home-use strip tests for identifying glyphosate residues, have been released to the public on Wednesday. It is now possible for people everywhere to find out whether the world’s most used weed-killer is in their food or water, in the comfort of their own homes. The Detox Project is working alongside the manufacturer […] The post First Ever Glyphosate Strip Tests for Food and Water Enable Affordable Home Testing appeared first on Sustainable Pulse.

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Glyphosate Linked to Bee Deaths in Shocking New University of Texas Study

The world’s most widely used weedkiller glyphosate may also be indirectly killing bees. New research from The University of Texas at Austin shows that honey bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible to infection and death from harmful bacteria. Scientists […] The post Glyphosate Linked to Bee Deaths in Shocking New University of Texas Study appeared first on Sustainable Pulse.

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EU Parliament Report Demands Reform of Approval Procedure for Toxic Pesticides in Europe

The European pesticide regulation and its implementation need to be improved, says a draft report from a committee of the European Parliament, published Thursday. The report calls for more transparency, stating that the public must have access to the full studies that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) relies upon to form its opinions. It […] The post EU Parliament Report Demands Reform of Approval Procedure for Toxic Pesticides in Europe appeared first on Sustainable Pulse.

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