Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 11 December 2020

11 December 2020 — Sustainable Pulse

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Glyphosate Causes Genetic Changes Leading to Increased Disease in Future Generations – New Study

Exposure to the widely used weed-killer glyphosate makes genetic changes to rats that can be linked to increased disease in their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a new study has found. The study provides evidence that glyphosate-induced changes to sperm from exposed rats could be used as biomarkers for determining propensity in subsequent generations for prostate and […]

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Pesticide Poisoning Booms Globally with 385 Million Cases a Year

In a comprehensive study released Wednesday, scientists report that pesticide poisonings on farms around the world have risen dramatically since the last global assessment 30 years ago. Based on an evaluation of available poisoning data from countries all over the world, the researchers conclude that there are about 385 million cases of acute poisonings each year, […]

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US EPA Evaluation Finds Glyphosate Likely to Injure or Kill 93% of Endangered Species

The Environmental Protection Agency released a draft biological evaluation on Wednesday finding that glyphosate is likely to injure or kill 93% of the plants and animals protected under the Endangered Species Act. The long-anticipated draft biological evaluation released by the agency’s pesticide office found that 1,676 endangered species are likely to be harmed by glyphosate, the […]

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New Bioinformatics Tool Reveals 54% of Human Gut Microbiome Potentially Sensitive to Glyphosate

Researchers from the University of Turku in Finland have developed a new bioinformatics tool to predict if a microbe, e.g. a human gut bacterium, is sensitive to the world’s most used weedkiller, glyphosate. The tool has revealed that 54% of the human core gut bacterial species are potentially sensitive to the chemical herbicide. “Glyphosate targets […]

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