Bathed in Pesticides: The Narrative of Deception
Wednesday, 26 January 2022 — Global Research
These statements appear in a 2021 paper ‘Growing Agrichemical Ubiquity: New Questions for Environments and Health’ (Community of Excellence in Global Health Equity).
Europe and the UK’s vast shipments of banned, bee-killing ‘neonics’
Tuesday, 25 January 2022 — True Publica
By Crispin Dowler: 10 minute read: The European Union and the UK are shipping thousands of tonnes of ‘neonicotinoid’ pesticides (neonics) to poorer countries, years after banning the chemicals from their own farms to protect bees, a new Unearthed and Public Eye investigation has found.
UK: The Dirty Dozen
6 October 2021 — Pesticide Action Network
Concerned about pesticide residues in your food? As featured in the Guardian, The Independent and the Daily Express our list of the ‘dirtiest’ fruit and vegetables reveals the 2020 produce most likely to contain cocktails of multiple pesticides.
How to improve pesticide regulation
10 AUGUST 2021 — GMWATCH
New scientific commentary explains reforms needed to protect public health
Concrete steps to improve pesticide regulation are proposed in a new open-access commentary, “Novel strategies and new tools to curtail the health effects of pesticides”, published on August 3, 2021 in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health.
Toxic Corporations Are Destroying the Planet’s Soil
24 June 2021 — Global Research
A newly published analysis in the journal Frontiers in Environmental Science argues that a toxic soup of insecticides, herbicides and fungicides is causing havoc beneath fields covered in corn, soybeans, wheat and other monoculture crops. The research is the most comprehensive review ever conducted on how pesticides affect soil health.
Make your town or city pesticide-free!
7 April 2021 — Pesticide Action Network
As we head into spring, you will probably start to spot the tell-tale signs that pesticides have been used in your town or city, such as yellowing strips of grass or dead, brown plants along the edges of pavements. Across most of the UK, pesticides are still being sprayed in parks, playgrounds, pavements, schools and other public spaces. Many of these pesticides have been linked to serious health problems and contribute to biodiversity decline.
2021 is our chance to change this!
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
Pesticide toxicity to invertebrates and pollinators increasing in GM crops
2 April 2021 — GMWatch
Results demolish claims of decrease in the environmental impacts of pesticide use
Some just published research in the journal Science completely demolishes claims that the impact of pesticides is declining and that GM crops are contributing to this positive trend.
Exposing Monsanto’s secret documents
8 December 2020 — US Right to Know
Did you know Monsanto had “fusion center” to monitor and discredit journalists and public health groups? And U.S. Right to Know was a prime target.
Pesticides speed the spread of deadly parasites
21 July 2020 — Climate & Capitalism
Even low concentrations of pesticides can increase transmission and weaken efforts to control the second most common parasitic disease
A study published in this month’s issue of the journal Lancet Planetary Health concludes that widespread use of pesticides and other agrochemicals can speed the transmission of the debilitating disease schistosomiasis, while also upsetting the ecological balances in aquatic environments that prevent infections.
Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 13 July 2020
13 July 2020 — Sustainable Pulse
India Set to Restrict Who Can Spray Glyphosate Herbicides in Big Blow for Bayer
From Toxic Food to Agrarian Disaster: Dirty Deals Done Dirt Cheap
18 June 2020 — Global Research
During the early days of the coronavirus lockdowns, in some quarters there was a certain degree of optimism around. Although millions of people were suffering, the hope was that the Covid-19 crisis would shine light on societal and economic systems across the world, exposing some of the deep-rooted flaws of capitalism. There was a belief that people working together with their respective governments could start building a fairer capitalism and more sustainable economies.
Poisons Mean Extinction: For Bees and Humanity
19 May 2020 — Navdanya International
“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.” ― Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life of the Bee
In the last 50 years agrotoxins have spread and are pushing bees to extinction.
The choices before humanity are clear, a Poison Free Future to save Bees, Farmers, our Food and Humanity. Or continue to use poisons, threatening our common future by walking blindly to extinction through the arrogance that we can substitute bees with artificial intelligence and robots.
Capitalism and Nature – A Really Inconvenient Truth
5 May 2020 — London Green Left
Written by Allan Todd
Eight years before the first Earth Day in 1970, Rachel Carson was one of the earliest researchers and writers to warn about the growing threats to the natural world in the 20th. C – specifically, she focused on the dangers inherent in the use of organophosphate pesticides by large-scale agri-businesses. As a result of her studies, she concluded that:
Toxic residues through the back door
17 February 2020 — GM Watch
Pesticide corporations and trade partners pressured EU to allow banned substances in imported crops
Below is an excerpt from an important report that is worth reading in full in order to appreciate the assault on public health that’s being attempted by corporate lobbyists and those EU Commission officials who wish to accommodate their demands.
Apocalypse Now! Insects, Pesticide and a Public Health Crisis
In 2017, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, and UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics, Baskut Tuncak, produced a report that called for a comprehensive new global treaty to regulate and phase out the use of dangerous pesticides in farming and move towards sustainable agricultural practices.
Gone Fishing? No Fish but Plenty of Pesticides and a Public Health Crisis
18 January 2020 — Global Research
There is mounting evidence that a healthy soil microbiome protects plants from pests and diseases. One of the greatest natural assets that humankind has is soil. But when you drench it with proprietary synthetic chemicals or continuously monocrop as part of a corporate-controlled industrial farming system, you can kill essential microbes, upset soil balance and end up feeding soil a limited doughnut diet of unhealthy inputs.
Syngenta says media has ‘overstated’ the science on insect declines
13 January 2020 — UnEarthed
The chemical multinational admitted that synthetic pesticides are ‘deeply unpopular’
Pesticide giant Syngenta has said that the media is “overstating the science that clearly exists” on insect declines.
Fake “Farmer Willi” part of an international fake parade
6 December 2019 — GMWatch
“Grassroots” defenders of pesticides and GMOs keep on faking it! Report by Jonathan Matthews
Five thousand tractors caused severe disruption in Berlin last week as farmers protested against the German government’s environmental protection policies. These include plans to limit the use of fertiliser in order to tackle nitrate pollution in groundwater, and to phase out glyphosate by 2023 to protect biodiversity.