Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 13 September 2018

13 September 2018 — Sustainable Pulse

New Gene-Editing Report Highlights Risks to Human Health and Our Environment

On the heels on the European Court of Justice’s ruling requiring organisms developed using new genetic engineering techniques to undergo GMO risk assessments, and several new studies revealing “genetic havoc” as a result of gene editing, Friends of the Earth and Logos Environmental released a new report Wednesday, Gene-edited organisms in agriculture: Risks and unexpected consequences. […]

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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 6 September 2018

6 September 2018 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

Bayer Slashes Earnings Forecast over Rise in Roundup Cancer Cases

Bayer has slashed its earnings forecast Wednesday due to, amongst other things, a growing global legal battle surrounding the carcinogenic weedkiller Roundup. The weaker earnings forecast adds to a number of challenges facing the German drugmaker as it braces for years of legal wrangling over the cancer risks of glyphosate-based weedkillers. Bayer said the number […] Continue reading

Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 30 August 2018: Monsanto/Bayer/Agent Orange

30 August 2018 — Sustainable Pulse

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Are Banned Drugs in Your Meat?

Ketamine – a hallucinogenic party drug and experimental antidepressant. Phenylbutazone – an anti-inflammatory deemed too risky for human use. Chloramphenicol – a powerful antibiotic linked to potentially deadly anemia. All these drugs are prohibited in beef, poultry, and pork consumed in the U.S. Yet government data obtained by Consumer Reports suggest that trace amounts of […]

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Monsanto Loses Landmark Roundup Cancer Trial, Set to Pay USD 289 Million in Damages

10 August 2018 — Sustainable Health

Monsanto has lost a landmark cancer trial in San Francisco and has been ordered by the Judge to pay over USD 289 Million in total damages to the former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, a California father who has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which was caused by Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup.

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Beekeepers at the Bayer AGM

5 June 2018 — SumOfUs

Bayer’s annual shareholder meeting was a PR disaster — and it’s all thanks to you!

With the international spotlight of the world on Bayer, we made sure to get one message trending online on Twitter, into the press and right in front of the shareholders’ noses: Bayer’s profits come with a hefty price tag — the massive global die-off of our bees.

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Global Glyphosate Study Pilot Phase Shows Adverse Health Effects at ‘Safe’ Doses

16 May 2018 — Istituto Ramazzini

Summary:

  • Three peer-reviewed accepted manuscripts from the pilot phase of the Global Glyphosate Study are available online today (May 16th). The papers will be published in the prestigious scientific journal Environmental Health later in May.
  • The pilot study was a single-dose study on glyphosate based herbicides (GBHs) in rats, using the the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s acceptable daily dietary exposure level of glyphosate (cRfD) – 1.75 mg/kg/day. (a single-dose study means that the same concentration was given to the rats daily over a 3 month period).
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Toxic Truth: New Evidence for Banning Monsanto’s Roundup Weedkiller

10 May 2018 — Organic Consumers Association

ESSAY OF THE WEEK

Totally Toxic

man holding a gold mask in the shape of a gas maskMonsanto’s Roundup weedkiller may be even worse for human health than we thought.

As reported this week in the Guardian, new tests show that when Roundup’s key active ingredient, glyphosate, is combined with other chemicals to create the final product, the herbicide is more toxic to human cells than glyphosate alone.

U.S. Right to Know’s Carey Gillam reported on the first-ever testing, conducted by the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP), of glyphosate-based formulations. Previous testing focused exclusively on glyphosate in isolation.

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Agrochemicals and Institutional Corruption: Pleading with the Slave Master Will Not Set You Free By Colin Todhunter

5 May 2018 — CounterCurrents

Environmental campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason has just written to President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans and Health Commissioner Vytenis Andruikaitis. As set out below, she asks these top officials some very pertinent questions about the EU’s collusion with the agrochemical corporations.

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A massive win for the bees

5 May 2018 — SumOfUs

For years, SumOfUs members like you have been taking action to protect the world’s threatened bee populations. And last week, we scored our biggest win yet.

The EU voted for a near-complete ban on three neonics — pesticides that pose a deadly risk to bees and other pollinators. And it’s your actions and the work of our partners across Europe that made this happen.

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