Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 21 May 2021

21 May 2021 — Sustainable Pulse

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Glyphosate Herbicides Significantly Associated with Preterm Births – University of Michigan Study

Exposure to a chemical found in the weed killer Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides is significantly associated with preterm births, according to a new University of Michigan study published Wednesday. The study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, found that the presence of the chemical in women’s urine in late pregnancy was linked to an increased […]

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Glyphosate Raises Malaria Risk through Damage to Insect Immune Systems – New Study

class=”excerpts”>The chemical compound glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, can weaken the immune systems of insects, suggests a study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Round Up™, a popular U.S. brand of weed killer products. The researchers investigated the effects of glyphosate on […]

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EU Court of Justice Rejects Bayer Attempt to Overturn Bee-Killing Pesticide Ban

class=”excerpts”>The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled last week that the European Commission was right to ban the use of three bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides – imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam. The court rejected Bayer’s final attempt to overturn the ban and undermine the EU’s ‘precautionary principle’ for the protection of the environment and human health, […]

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

class=”excerpts”>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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