Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides

7 May 2021 — Sustainable Pulse 

Editors’ picks

Soil Biodiversity Under Grave Threat from Pesticides – Most Comprehensive Review Ever

A new study published Tuesday by the academic journal Frontiers in Environmental Science finds that pesticides widely used in American agriculture pose a grave threat to organisms that are critical to healthy soil, biodiversity and soil carbon sequestration to fight climate change. Yet those harms are not considered by U.S. regulators. The study, by researchers at the […]

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Glyphosate Herbicides Change Gene Function and Cause DNA Damage – New Study

Glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup activate mechanisms involved in cancer development, including DNA damage – and these effects occur at doses assumed by regulators to have no adverse effects, a new study shows. The DNA damage was caused by oxidative stress, a destructive imbalance in the body that can cause a long list of diseases, GMWatch […]

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Bayer Faces Glyphosate Disaster as Cancer Victims Vow to Press Ahead with Jury Trials

More than 40,000 current claims on behalf of individuals diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma after exposure to the Bayer Monsanto glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide remain unresolved as criticism mounts that a proposed settlement framework is inconsistent and unfair to cancer victims. Plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation against Roundup maker Bayer-Monsanto increasingly see a jury trial as the only […]

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Germany Sees Boom in Success of Non-GMO Label on Food Products

In 2020, consumers in Germany spent around 12.6 billion euros on products with the “Ohne GenTechnik” (Non-GMO) label, an increase of more than 12 percent. The market share in food is thus around 5.4 percent. To secure this success in the long term, new GMOs must also remain regulated as GMOs, says the German non-GMO […]

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