Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 14 May 2021

14 May 2021 — Sustainable Pulse

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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 

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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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The Destructive Human Health and Environmental Impacts of Glyphosate Based Herbicide

28 April 2021 — Global Research

UK government is currently pushing for the deregulation of genetically engineered crops. Reject Industry PR, Ban Glyphosate, Protect Public Health!

By Colin Todhunter

On 9 April 2021, retired physician and health and environmental campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason wrote to the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA). She wanted to draw the agency’s attention to the findings that indicate the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup causes high levels of mortality following contact exposure in bumble bees (glyphosate-formulated herbicides are the most widely used weedicides in agriculture across the globe).

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DESMOGUK 23 April 2021: The Greenwashing Files – ‘A great deception’

23 April 2021 — DESMOGUK

Crashing waves, sun-bathed wind turbines, bright green algae farms. Also: women running up a steep hill, a newborn’s feet, a smiling scientist, a child in their father’s arms.

Emotive imagery of nature and family life are central to adverts made by some of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters, all complete with softly spoken voice-overs about the net zero transition.

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China: Battles Lost, Wars Won: An Environmentalist’s Story

16 April, 2021 — Sixth Tone

After Friends of Nature director-general Zhang Boju saw his activism fail, he went another route.

Li You

This story is part of Sixth Tone’s five-year anniversary project Changemakers.

The future of China’s environment depends to no small degree on a windowless meeting room at the center of a tiny 21st-floor office in the country’s capital. Its walls lined with all manner of brainstorming notes, this is where nongovernmental organization Friends of Nature contemplates the next steps for its dozens of lawsuits.

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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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