Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 5 March 2021

5 March 2021 — Sustainable Pulse

Glyphosate Releases DDT and Chlordecone from Soil into Water by Increasing Erosion – New Study

The toxic pesticide chlordecone was used on banana plantations in the French West Indies until 1993 but continued to pollute the waters surrounding the islands long afterwards. This pollution puzzled researchers, who expected the hydrophobic chemical to adhere to contaminated soil and not enter the watershed. A new study finds that use of the herbicide glyphosate, […]

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COUNT DOWN: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race

In 2017, Dr. Shanna Swan and her research team made an alarming discovery: Western men have experienced a 50% decline in sperm counts over the past 40 years. How did this happen and what does this mean for our future? Dr. Swan came to her conclusions after examining 185 studies involving close to 45,000 healthy […]

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Major Weedkillers Increase Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Soil

The use of weed killers can increase the prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in soil, a new study from the University of York in the UK shows. Herbicides are one of the most widely used chemicals in agriculture and while these compounds are used to target weeds, they can cause damage to soil microbes, such […]

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UK Supermarket Co-op Backs Strong Regulation of Gene-Edited Crops

In response to a civil society appeal for UK supermarkets to back strong regulation of new gene-edited crops and animals, the Co-op has made a clear statement of its support. The #NotInMySupermarket campaign is a response to the current UK government consultation on removing regulations and labelling from plants and animals in the food chain […]

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