Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 14 November 2018

14 November 2018 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

New Study Finds Harmful Agricultural Pesticides in Rural New York State Homes

Despite the existence of chemical-free methods to eradicate pests, Americans use more than a billion pounds of agricultural pesticides per year. These chemicals are mostly out of sight and out of mind to unsuspecting homeowners, who are typically unaware of how to prevent potential harm – something new Cornell research is addressing. In a study […]

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Release of Risky GM Mosquitoes in Burkina Faso is “Highly Unethical”

Risky genetically modified (GM) “male-sterile” mosquitoes are due to be released in the very near future, in Burkina Faso by the Target Malaria research consortium. However, Target Malaria acknowledges that there are no benefits to the proposed GM mosquitoes release, a report released Friday has stated. According to Mariam Mayet, Executive Director of the African […]

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German Minister for Environment Pushing for End of Glyphosate

The German Federal Minister for the Environment, Svenja Schulze, is calling for pesticide-free compensation areas and a binding date for the phase-out of glyphosate. However, this has annoyed the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture. EURACTIV Germany’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports. Source: www.euractiv.com/ The Federal Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Svenja Schulze (SPD) wants to push […]

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California Consumer Sues Quaker Oats over Glyphosate Contamination

A California consumer has sued Quaker Oats for failing to disclose that 17 of their products contain the world’s most used weed killer, glyphosate. Morgan Steckler, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on October 26th in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against PepsiCo Inc. […]

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