Tag: herbicides

It’s Official: New Pesticide for GM Crops Approved for Market

By Heather Callaghan In late September, Dr. Oz made TV waves, openly warning against the EPA’s pending approval of a new, toxic pesticide intended for use on genetically engineered crops like corn and soy – this country’s biggest crops and food ingredients.  (One wishes this type of consumer concern was heavily stirred during the EPA’s…

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Experts Slam Inconclusive German Glyphosate Risk Assessment

A new risk assessment by German authorities on the world’s most used herbicide – glyphosate – has been heavily criticized by Testbiotech on Friday as ‘inconclusive’ and untenable. Full Report: www.testbiotech.org In a report published Friday, Testbiotech is highlighting the ongoing inadequacies in the risk assessment of the herbicide, glyphosate. The weed killer is sold…

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US Experts Push Congress to Reject Toxic Herbicide Mix ‘Enlist Duo’

Prominent doctors, scientists and business leaders today urged Congress to pressure the Obama administration to reject an application to market “Enlist Duo (TM),” a new toxic herbicide mix of 2,4-D and glyphosate. The Environmental Protection Agency is currently reviewing an application from Dow AgroSciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow Chemical Co., to sell Enlist…

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EPA denies request to use toxic herbicide on superweeds in Texas

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied an emergency application to use a hazardous pesticide on 3 million acres of Texas cotton fields, after groups representing environmental, public health, and organic farm interests urged the agency to reject the request based on environmental effects and the predictable nature of the weed resistance to currently used…

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Dangers of Roundup Brought to Public at Historic EU Gov’t Meeting

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Agroecology, Chaired by the Countess of Mar, met in the Houses of Parliament in London on June 18, to discuss the possible harm caused by the world’s most popular herbicide – Roundup. In what was one of the most comprehensive meetings ever held in Europe on Glyphosate and Roundup,…

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Roundup Herbicide Dismantled in 3 Minutes

By Heather Callaghan Previously, I’ve written about Dr. Don M. Huber who once sent a warning letter to the USDA about a new pathogen discovered in genetically modified crops, affecting cattle. David Murphy of Food Democracy Now interviews Dr. Don M. Huber Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology, Purdue University. In this segment, he talks about the components of Roundup…

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How Monsanto Created Over 60 Million Acres of Superweeds

by Arjun Walia Below is a quick and informative video that documents the rise of superweeds, which have now spread to over 60 million acres of farmland in the United States alone. In the 1990s, Monsanto introduced a new line of seeds called “Roundup Ready,” which were genetically engineered to be immune to glyphosate, which…

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Sri Lanka Bans Monsanto Herbicide Citing Deadly Link To Kidney Disease

by Arjun Walia Sri Lanka has decided to completely ban glyphosate from their country; it’s the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. In doing so they join a growing list of countries that have/are doing the same. The ban comes out of concern that the chemical may be linked to a fatal kidney disease that…

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