Tag: herbicides

Roundup ‘Weed Killer’ Threatens Coral Reefs, Persists In Seawater

by Sayer Ji The coral reefs are dying and the seas are increasingly depleted of sea life. Could Roundup ‘weed killer’ be partially to blame? A highly concerning new study published in the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin indicates that the world’s most popular herbicide glyphosate (aka Roundup), used primarily in GM agriculture, is particularly resistant to…

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New Study Renews Roundup ‘Weedkiller’ Toxicity Concern

by Sayer Ji A new study published in the January issue of International Journal of Toxicology titled, “GlyphosateCommercial Formulation Causes Cytotoxicity, Oxidative Effects, and Apoptosis on Human Cells: Differences With its Active Ingredient,” raises renewed concern that formulations of the world’s most popular herbicide glyphosate (e.g. Roundup), used primarily in the production of GM food,…

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How Roundup Weedkiller Can Promote Cancer, New Study Reveals

by Sayer Ji Roundup herbicide (glyphosate) is in our air, rain, groundwater, soil and most food in the U.S., and an increasing body of research reveals it has cancer-promoting properties. Researchers from the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research have recently confirmed the carcinogenic potential of Roundup herbicide using human skin cells (HaCaT ) exposed to…

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Study Links Roundup ‘Weedkiller’ To Overgrowth of Deadly Fungal Toxins

by Sayer Ji A new study reveals that Roundup herbicide enhances the growth of aflatoxin-producing fungi, lending an explanation for the alarming increase in fungal toxins recently discovered in U.S corn, and revealing another way in which GM farming is seriously undermining food quality. A new study lead by Argentinean researchers and published in the…

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USDA Approves 2nd Generation GMOs That Can Withstand Even Deadlier Herbicide

by Daisy Luther The USDA has just approved a new generation of GMOs for use with more deadly herbicides than the toxic glyphosate that currently taints farms across America. You won’t hear about this on the mainstream though – it was all done very quietly in the hopes that no one would notice. Bayer has…

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Thanks for the Super Genes – Weeds Receive Transgenic Material From GMOs

GMOs and wild weeds become friends with benefits… XIAO YANG by Heather Callaghan A lot of GMO talk surrounds the rapidly growing appearance of superweeds due to herbicide resistance. Did you too suspect that genetically modified plants were also transferring their genetic material to these weeds? In addition to resistance from repeated use of herbicides,…

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