Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 13 July 2020

13 July 2020 — Sustainable Pulse

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India Set to Restrict Who Can Spray Glyphosate Herbicides in Big Blow for Bayer

Glyphosate is the most used weedkiller in India with over 675,000 Kg of it spread on Indian farmland in 2018-2019, however a new change on who is allowed to spray glyphosate, which is set to be introduced by the Indian government, will immediately massively reduce sales of the chemical across the country. The draft notification […]

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Canada’s Largest Agribusiness Bans Pre-Harvest Glyphosate Spraying from Oat Supply Chains

Canada’s largest agribusiness, Richardson International, will no longer accept oat crops that have been pre-harvest sprayed with glyphosate or any other chemical desiccants starting as of January 2021, Radio Canada International reported Wednesday. Source: The Detox Project Richardson International is Canada’s largest agribusiness and is recognized as a global leader in agriculture and food processing. Based […]

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Louisiana Study Identifies Pesticides as Major Parkinson’s Disease Factor

One’s zip code plays an important role in the likelihood of developing Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to data published by Louisiana State University researchers in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Source: Beyond Pesticides With genetics and exposure to agricultural pesticide use identified as the main factors affecting Parkinson’s disease, proximity to certain cropland and […]

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French Government Studies Reveal Cleaner Diapers and Shocking Pesticide Air Pollution

The French authorities have decided that transparent and widespread testing of consumer products and the air are vital in reducing the general public’s exposure to toxic chemicals and their efforts are starting to pay off. The results of monitoring studies on diapers and air were separately released last week. French Study on Disposable Diapers Shows […]

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