Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 14 May 2021

14 May 2021 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

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

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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Regenerative organic farming, not GM, is the solution to the climate crisis

7 May 2021 — GMWatch

Zen Honeycutt explains why plans to grow GM carbon-sequestering plants are a dangerous distraction

Zen HoneycuttOn March 22, 2021, The Del Mar Garden Club of Southern California held an informational session called “Fighting climate change with plants”. As a person who is extremely concerned about the looming apocalyptic events due to climate chaos, but not extremely well informed about what we can do to prevent them, I signed up.

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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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Proven: Glyphosate herbicides change gene function and cause DNA damage

27 April 2021 — GMWatch

Damaged DNA and crop spraying with pesticide

Bombshell finding could end EU authorization of glyphosate. Report: Claire Robinson

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.

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Gates Unhinged: Dystopian Vision for the Future of Food

18 April 2021 — Off Guardian

Colin Todhunter

Bill gates farmland 2000x900

We are currently seeing an acceleration of the corporate consolidation of the entire global agrifood chain. The high-tech/data conglomerates, including Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and Google, have joined traditional agribusiness giants, such as Corteva, Bayer, Cargill and Syngenta, in a quest to impose a certain type of agriculture and food production on the world.

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The myth of a food crisis

12 April 2021 — GMWatch

No matter where one looks in global agriculture, food prices are low because products are in surplus

Following is an excellent article about a new peer-reviewed paper with a message that should be highlighted first and last in any discussion about the supposed need for GMOs and pesticides in order to maximise food production. That is: There is no food crisis, nor is there ever likely to be one, in spite of the world’s growing population.

1. Agriculture’s greatest myth – commentary on new peer-reviewed paper
2. The myth of a food crisis – details of the new paper
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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 9 April 2021

9 April 2021 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

Glyphosate Hacks Hormones of Baby Girls after Exposure in the Womb – New Groundbreaking Pilot Study

A group of international scientists from the U.S. and EU have released a peer-reviewed pilot study that suggests the anogenital distance of baby girls is becoming more male-typical, due to their mothers being exposed to glyphosate when they are in the womb. The Study, which was published on Monday, in the well-respected Elsevier peer-reviewed Journal […]

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Uneven Earth – March readings

9 April 2021 — Uneven Earth

On ecological imaginaries, post-pandemic futures, and the long shadow of colonial science

Once a month, we put together a list of stories we’ve been reading: news you might’ve missed or crucial conversations going on around the web. We focus on environmental justice, radical municipalism, new politics, political theory, and resources for action and education.
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Glyphosate Hacks Hormones of Baby Girls after Exposure in the Womb – New Groundbreaking Pilot Study

8 April 2021 — Origin: Sustainable Pulse

A group of international scientists from the U.S. and EU have released a peer-reviewed pilot study that suggests the anogenital distance of baby girls is becoming more male-typical, due to their mothers being exposed to glyphosate when they are in the womb.

The Study, which was published on Monday, in the well-respected Elsevier peer-reviewed Journal ‘Environmental Pollution’, is a major breakthrough in our understanding of glyphosate as a hormone hacker (endocrine disruptor).

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Why new genetic techniques need to be stringently regulated – study

6 April 2021 — GMWatch

Terms such as “like nature”, “precise”, and “no foreign genes” are being wrongly applied to new GM techniques

1. Why new genetic techniques need to be stringently regulated – comment on new study
2. Differentiated impacts of human interventions on nature: Scaling the conversation on regulation of gene technologies – new study abstract

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Intensive Fishing and the Birth of Capitalism, Part 3

5 April 2021 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

How England’s government-licensed pirates stole the Newfoundland fishery from Europe’s largest feudal empire

Part One: Commodity Cod and Factory Ships
Part Two:  Exploiting the New Land

The Spanish Armada in the English Channel, 1588


by Ian Angus

In 1575, a moderately successful Bristol merchant named Anthony Parkhurst purchased a mid-sized ship and began organizing annual cod fishing expeditions to Newfoundland. Unlike most of his peers, he travelled with the fishworkers; while they were catching and drying cod, he explored “the harbors, creekes and havens and also the land, much more than ever any Englishman hath done.” In 1578, he estimated that about 350 European ships were active in the Newfoundland cod fishery — 150 French, 100 Spanish, 50 Portuguese, and 30 to 50 English — as well as 20 to 30 Basque whalers.[1]

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