Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 20 August 2021

20 August 2021 — Sustainable Pulse

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US EPA Bans Use of Neurotoxic Insecticide Chlorpyrifos on Food Crops

In a historic victory for farm workers, environment, and public health, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today it will be revoking all tolerances of chlorpyrifos, effectively banning all food uses of the toxic, brain-damaging pesticide in the U.S. In April, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered EPA to revoke all agricultural uses of chlorpyrifos or retain only those uses […]

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Bayer Files Petition with US Supreme Court over Roundup Cancer Case

Multinational chemical company Bayer filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court this week, seeking a reversal of a lower court verdict that established Bayer liable for damages from the use of its weed killer Roundup, Beyond Pesticides reported Tuesday. After purchasing Roundup-maker Monsanto in 2018, Bayer has been mired in a deluge of court battles from injured […]

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New Study Finds Link Between Glyphosate Exposure and Pregnancy Length

Women exposed to the herbicide glyphosate were more likely to experience shorter pregnancies, according to a study published recently in the journal Environmental Research, Environmental Health News reported. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the widely-used herbicide Roundup. Most research on the health effects of glyphosate has focused on workplace exposures — people who work in […]

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Canadian Government Set to Review Glyphosate and All Pesticide Regulation in Major U-Turn

The pesticide industry’s attempt to increase the legal levels of glyphosate (Roundup) in Canadian food has been paused after a public outcry. In a major shift in pesticide policy, the Government of Canada is hitting the pause button to suspend decisions on maximum residue levels (MRLs) for glyphosate and any other pesticide under MRLs consideration […]

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