Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 11 April 2019

11 April 2019 — Sustainable Pulse

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Links to Cancer Shown in New US Federal Draft Report on Glyphosate

A draft US federal report has confirmed links between glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller, and some forms of cancer. The report could have a damaging impact on Bayer/Monsanto’s attempt to defend the large number of legal cases involving its weedkiller, GM Watch reported Thursday. Source: GM Watch On April 8, the Agency for Toxic Substances and […]

Concerns over Glyphosate Pass from Human Health to the Soil

When François Peaucellier talks about soil, he sounds like a sommelier. “It’s full of little leaves,” says the French farmer, holding up a clod from his field. “The earth is supple and beautiful. There is a surface life that is superb.” This article is part of a special report by Politico on soil degradation in Europe. […] The post Concerns over Glyphosate Pass from Human Health to the Soil appeared first on Sustainable Pulse.

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Bavaria to Pass ‘Save the Bees’ Petition into Law in Landmark Move

Bavaria has announced that it will pass into law a popular “save the bees” petition that promises drastic changes in farming practices – without putting it to a referendum first. Source: The landmark move comes amid increasingly alarming warnings from scientists that nearly half of all insect species are in rapid decline – a third […]

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Malawi Bans Import of Glyphosate Herbicides after US Cancer Verdict

Malawi’s Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has announced the suspension of import permits for glyphosate-based herbicides following the recent court verdict in the U.S., in which a California jury ruled for the second time that the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup causes cancer. Gray Nyandule-Phiri, Principal Secretary of the Ministry told Malawi’s ‘National’ newspaper that the […]

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