Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 23 October 2020

23 October 2020 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

Toxic Levels of Heavy Metals and PAHs Discovered in Some Alternatives to Glyphosate-Based Weedkillers

A group of researchers from France, led by Prof. Gilles-Eric Seralini, have identified toxic levels of undeclared ingredients such as heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in some new alternatives to glyphosate-based herbicides, which have been entered on to the European market since restrictions were put on glyphosate in certain European Union countries.

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RIP Percy Schmeiser – A Hero of the Fight against GMOs

Percy Schmeiser, a hero of the fight against GMOs globally, passed away at the age of 89, on October 13, 2020. He will be remembered forever as a man who never backed down! Percy’s Story Source: cban The large seed and biotechnology company Monsanto took Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser to court alleging infringement of the company’s […]

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EU Moves Towards a Toxic-Free Future with New Restrictions on Harmful Chemicals

Last week, the European Commission adopted the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. The Strategy is the first step towards a zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment announced in the European Green Deal. The EC Strategy will boost innovation for safe and sustainable chemicals, and increase protection of human health and the environment against hazardous chemicals. […]

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France Clamps Down on Use of Weedkiller Glyphosate in Farming

France’s health and environment agency announced restrictions on weedkiller glyphosate in farming, but stopped short of a full ban in the European Union’s top agricultural producer due to a lack of non-chemical alternatives in some areas, Reuters reported. The new rules set out by ANSES on Friday are part of a push by the French […]

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