Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 5 February 2021

5 February 2021 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

Farm Protests in India Are Writing the Green Revolution’s Obituary

In September 2020, India’s Narendra Modi government circumvented parliamentary procedures to push through three bills that eased restrictions on private players in agricultural markets. The move enraged farmers—especially in the northwestern state of Punjab, an epicenter of the Green Revolution since the 1950s. After protesting in vain for two months, tens of thousands of Punjab […]

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Chemical Firms on Trial in France over Agent Orange Use in Vietnam War

A French court on Monday started hearing a case against more than a dozen multinationals accused by a French-Vietnamese woman of causing grievous harm to her and others by selling the Agent Orange defoliant to the US government, which used it to devastating effect in the Vietnam War. Source: France24 Tran To Nga, born in 1942 […]

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Glyphosate and Roundup Disturb Gut Microbiome and Blood Biochemistry at Doses Regulators Claim to Be Safe

Glyphosate and the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup disrupt the gut microbiome by the same mechanism by which the chemical acts as a weedkiller, and these effects happen even at low doses that regulators claim to be safe, a newly published study has found, GMWatch reported Wednesday. Source: GM Watch By Claire Robinson The new study was conducted […] …

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Victory in Fight Against Deregulation of GMOs in Italy

In January, twenty-six environmental organizations in Italy launched a powerful campaign that prevented the government from passing four bills inspired by the agribusiness lobby. The bills were proposed by the Minister of Agriculture and were set to permit GMOs, including products of new genetic modification techniques such as gene editing, to enter the country, GM […]

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