Glyphosate, GMOs and Pesticides – Weekly Global News Bulletin 27 January 2023

Friday, 27 January 2023 — Sustainable Pulse

New US Research Finds “Worrying” Evidence Linking Monsanto Weedkiller to Cancer

New research by top US government scientists has found that people exposed to the widely used weed killing chemical glyphosate have biomarkers in their urine linked to the development of cancer and other diseases, The New Lede reported. Source: The New Lede, By Carey Gillam The study, published last week in the Journal of the National Cancer […]

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Uneven Earth’s November readings

Monday, 12 December 2022 — Uneven Earth

On AI, the COP, and why having more fun is good for the planet

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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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 2 December 2022

Friday, 2 December 2022 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

New Figures Show Massive Decrease in Planting of GM Crops in European Union 

Figures for the area under MON810, the only transgenic GMO crop authorized for cultivation in the European Union, have just been published. And it’s a downward spiral: a third less than last year. In Spain and Portugal the transgenic area has fallen below 100,000 hectares for both countries combined, Inf’OGM reported. Source: Inf’OGM In 2016, […]

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Pesticide Action Network News – November 2022

Sunday, 27 November 2022 — Pesticide Action Network

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Silent Spring, one of the most important environmental books of the 20th century. We dedicate this November issue of Pesticide News to the book’s author, Rachel Carson, who wrote a ground-breaking, ecological alarm call that we are still rallying behind today.

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‘Capital’s attack on nature endangers humanity’

Monday, 14 November, 2022 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

MST Calls for Action

Brazilian peasant leader: Build a global movement to save humanity and our common home!

Emiliano Di Cavalcanti (Brazil), Projeto de Mural (‘Mural Project’), 1950.

João Pedro Stedile

Speech by João Pedro Stedile, a leader of Brazil’s Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) and the global peasants’ organization La Via Campesina, at the Vatican in late October. English translation first published by Vijay Prashad in the newsletter of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.


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Glyphosate, GMOs and Pesticides – Weekly Global News Bulletin 11 November 2022

Friday, 11 November 2022 — Sustainable Pulse

New Large Scale Biomonitoring Results Show Increasing Herbicide Exposure in Pregnant Women

The average level of dicamba herbicide in the urine of pregnant women has increased more than 3-fold since 2017, the year widespread planting of dicamba-tolerant GMO crops began, Heartland Health Research Alliance (HHRA) reported on Tuesday. Dicamba levels in urine have risen dramatically compared to levels of 2,4-D.  In 2010-2014, the average level of 2,4-D […]

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Glyphosate, GMOs and Pesticides – Weekly Global News Bulletin 28 October 2022

Friday, 28 October 2022 — Sustainable Pulse

Indian Government Restricts Use of Glyphosate in Massive Blow to Agrichemical Lobby

The Indian government has restricted the use of glyphosate-based herbicides due to the risks to human and animal health. On Tuesday the Agricultural Ministry stated in a notification that “the use of glyphosate is prohibited and no person, except Pest Control Operators (PCOs), shall use glyphosate.” The government statement added that all agrichemical companies have […]

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Uneven Earth’s September readings

Tuesday, 18 October 2022 — Uneven Earth

On Pakistan’s superfloods, sustainable living in Uruguay, and the importance of third places

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, GMOs and Pesticides – Weekly Global News Bulletin 26 August 2022

Friday, 26 August 2022 — Sustainable Pulse

Florida University Study Shows Glyphosate Causes Convulsions in Animals

A recent report by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found more than 80 percent of urine samples from children and adults in the U.S. contained the herbicide glyphosate. A study by Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University takes this research one step further and is the first to link the use of […]

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FDA Finds Majority of Foods in America Contain Pesticide Residues

Over half of all food samples tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) contain the residues of at least one pesticide, and one in ten samples have levels that violate legal limits established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Beyond Pesticides reported Monday. Source: Beyond Pesticides These findings, published by the FDA […]

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Glyphosate, GMOs and Pesticides – Weekly Global News Bulletin 19 August 2022

Friday, 19 August 2022 — Sustainable Pulse

FDA Finds Majority of Foods in America Contain Pesticide Residues

Over half of all food samples tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) contain the residues of at least one pesticide, and one in ten samples have levels that violate legal limits established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Beyond Pesticides reported Monday. Source: Beyond Pesticides These findings, published by the FDA […] Read more
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Books: Tree Thieves: Crime and Survival in North America’s Woods

Friday, 5 August, 2022 — — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

To stop illegal logging we must understand the poachers

Lyndsie Bourgon
TREE THIEVES
Crime and Survival in North America’s Woods

Little, Brown, 2022

Reviewed by Martin Empson

Forests are one of the world’s most important biological reserves. They suck about a third of humanity’s carbon emissions out of the atmosphere each year. According to the United Nations, forests also “contain 60,000 different tree species, 80 percent of amphibian species, 75 percent of bird species, and 68 percent of the world’s mammal species.” Despite this importance, tree cover is being lost at an alarming rate, and as Lyndsie Bourgon’s new book details, significant damage to our forests comes from the illegal trade in wood, driven by the poaching of trees.

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Uneven Earth’s Monthly Readings August 2022

Tuesday, 2 August 2022 — Uneven Earth

Summer readings

On our burning planet, the impact of private jets, socialist solidarity, and the growth of degrowth

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, GMOs and Pesticides – Weekly Global News Bulletin 28 July 2022

Thursday, 28 July 2022 — Sustainable Pulse

Glyphosate & Roundup: Poison In Our Daily Bread – Fork the System Podcast

It’s not surprising that glyphosate, the so-called active ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, is found in foods made with glyphosate-tolerant GMO crops like corn, soy and canola. But why is glyphosate herbicide showing up in non-GMO and organic foods too? In the first episode of Fork the System, GMO/Toxin Free USA staffer Nomi Carmona hosts […]

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The Future of Food? Genetic Engineering, Value Capture and Dependency

Wednesday, 20 July 2022 — CounterCurrents

by

The following is an abridged version of the second chapter of the author’s short (free-to-read) e-book Food, Dispossession and Dependency (2022) 

GM crops are required to feed the world is a well-worn industry slogan trotted out at every available opportunity. Just like the claim of GM crops being a tremendous success, this too is based on a myth.

There is no global shortage of food. Even under any plausible future population scenario, there will be no shortage as evidenced by scientist Dr Jonathan Latham in his paper “The Myth of a Food Crisis” (2020).

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UN report names the world’s most polluted places

Sunday, 13 March, 2022 — — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

‘Sacrifice Zones’

Pollution kills more people than all wars, murders and other forms of violence combined

Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. One of the most polluted places on earth.
(Photo: Garth Lenz, Ecojustice)


The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment has identified the most polluted places on earth. In his annual report to the UN Human Rights Council, David Boyd describes these places as Sacrifice Zones, a term originally used for areas made uninhabitable by nuclear weapons tests.
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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 10 February 2022

Thursday, 10 February 2022 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

GMO Wheat in Argentina Suffers from Low Yields

Developments in Argentina regarding genetically modified (GM) wheat show that however determined governments are to boost GMOs in agriculture, the inherent weaknesses of the technology undermine their efforts. Although the Argentine government approved it for planting and the Brazilian government gave the nod for its import, the GM wheat is giving poor yields, around two-thirds […]

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Uneven Earth’s January 2022 Readings

Saturday, 5 February 2022 — Uneven Earth

January readings

On animal rights, green gaslighting, and climate reparations

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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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 27 January 2022

Thursday, 27 January 2022 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

Colombia Constitutional Court Suspends Re-Start of Glyphosate Aerial Fumigation Program

Rights groups and politicians in Colombia have welcomed a decision by the country’s Constitutional Court, which ruled this week that the government failed to consult local communities over its plan to restart aerial fumigation of coca crops, Al Jazeera reported. In a decision last Wednesday, the court said the government of President Ivan Duque could not […] The post Colombia Constitutional Court Suspends Re-Start of Glyphosate Aerial Fumigation Program appeared on Sustainable Pulse.

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Bathed in Pesticides: The Narrative of Deception

Wednesday, 26 January 2022 — Global Research

The volume of pesticide use and exposure is occurring on a scale that is without precedent and world-historical in nature. Agrichemicals are now pervasive as they cycle through bodies and environments. The herbicide glyphosate has been a major factor in driving this increase in use.

These statements appear in a 2021 paper ‘Growing Agrichemical Ubiquity: New Questions for Environments and Health’ (Community of Excellence in Global Health Equity).

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