Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 23 May 2019

23 May 2019 — Sustainable Pulse

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Monsanto Kept ‘Watch Lists’ in Seven EU Countries – Bayer

Bayer’s public relations headaches over its mammoth takeover of Monsanto intensified Tuesday, as a scandal about “watch lists” of pro- or anti-pesticides figures kept by the US group snowballed across Europe. Source: www.afp.com The German group said the lists covered politicians, journalists and others across seven European countries and in Brussels. Bayer’s admission adds to […]

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Russia Goes after Nestle over Discovery of GMO Papaya in Its Breakfast Cereals

Russia’s consumer rights protection watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has filed an administrative violation case against Nestle Russia after finding genetically modified papaya in the company’s instant cereals oatmeal porridge. According to Rospotrebnadzor, the manufacturer knew about the non-compliance of its Bystrov brand ingredients with the mandatory requirements and did not inform the watchdog about that. Source: www.rt.com/business/459817-russia-nestle-gmo-case/

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Fruit and Wine Production Contaminates Children’s Playgrounds with Hormone Hacking Pesticides

Fruit and wine production is among the agricultural sectors with the highest pesticide applications. Yet, the extent to which such public places are affected by pesticide drift from agricultural fields is largely unknown. In the first study of its kind, 71 public playgrounds in South Tyrol (Italy) were tested for pesticide contamination. Nearly half of […]

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US EPA Cancels Registration of 12 Neonicotinoid Pesticides after Pollinator Legal Battle

On Monday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final notices of cancellation on the registration of 12 neonicotinoid pesticides in the Federal Register. The decision to pull the pesticides from the market was required as part of a legal settlement in December 2018 of a successful Center for Food Safety (CFS) case—litigated […]

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