Viewpoint: European political opposition to genetically modified crops softens while US anti-glyphosate hysteria rages

Viewpoint: European political opposition to genetically modified crops softens while US anti-glyphosate hysteria rages

Unlike America, Europe has traditionally been highly cautious of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) – specifically, crops for animal feed and ...
Viewpoint: Organic only experiment in Sri Lanka goes awry — 'The government would do well to listen to the country’s agricultural scientists and not to quacks masquerading as experts'

Viewpoint: Organic only experiment in Sri Lanka goes awry — ‘The government would do well to listen to the country’s agricultural scientists and not to quacks masquerading as experts’

R Ramakumar | 
[Sri Lankan] President Rajapaksa’s ill-conceived and extremist policy, announced in April this year, of banning the import of all chemical ...
Viewpoint: Meta-review of 266 studies concludes weedkiller paraquat doesn’t cause Parkinson’s disease

Viewpoint: Meta-review of 266 studies concludes weedkiller paraquat doesn’t cause Parkinson’s disease

Douglas Weed | 
In order to examine the extent to which a consensus exists in the scientific community regarding the relationship between paraquat ...
Viewpoint: Sri Lanka economic crisis deepens as recently-imposed chemical fertilizer ban stirs inflation in a country already suffering from the pandemic

Viewpoint: Sri Lanka economic crisis deepens as recently-imposed chemical fertilizer ban stirs inflation in a country already suffering from the pandemic

Vivian Fernandes | 
An ill-advised ban on the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides, combined with pandemic-induced contraction of the economy and decline ...
Sri Lanka’s plan to go ‘all organic’ and end use of synthetic chemicals leaves staple tea industry in 'complete disarray'

Sri Lanka’s plan to go ‘all organic’ and end use of synthetic chemicals leaves staple tea industry in ‘complete disarray’

Sri Lanka’s drive to become the world’s first 100 percent organic food producer threatens its prized tea industry and has ...
Viewpoint: ‘Neonicotinoids and other seed treatments are a precise tool and critical component of safe, integrated pest management practices’ — American Seed Association challenges ‘misunderstandings’

Viewpoint: ‘Neonicotinoids and other seed treatments are a precise tool and critical component of safe, integrated pest management practices’ — American Seed Association challenges ‘misunderstandings’

Andy LaVigne | 
Treated seeds have been widely adopted by growers for two key reasons: 1. They are a highly effective tool for farmers ...
Infographic: Does glyphosate (aka RoundUp) cause cancer? 18 of 19 global regulatory and chemical oversight agencies say 'no' while one presents equivocal data

Infographic: Does glyphosate (aka RoundUp) cause cancer? 18 of 19 global regulatory and chemical oversight agencies say ‘no’ while one presents equivocal data

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Glyphosate weedkiller, once marketed exclusively under the name RoundUp by its originator Monsanto, is the world's most popular herbicide, used ...
Viewpoint: Here's how activist scientists use exaggerated fears of trace chemicals as a subterfuge to try to derail crop biotechnology

Viewpoint: Here’s how activist scientists use exaggerated fears of trace chemicals as a subterfuge to try to derail crop biotechnology

Wackes Seppi | 
Environmental Health published on August 3, 2021 “Commentary: Novel strategies and new tools to curtail the health effects of pesticides” ...
Video: Are pesticides harmful or bad for biodiversity? Challenging 5 widely-held myths

Video: Are pesticides harmful or bad for biodiversity? Challenging 5 widely-held myths

Below, you will find five of the most common myths about pesticides, and the truth about them. MYTH: Pesticides are ...
Viewpoint: The biggest threat to our food supply is not chemicals but chemophobia

Viewpoint: The biggest threat to our food supply is not chemicals but chemophobia

Tim Durham | 
My cousin is a baking whiz, and runs her own cookie enterprise. The recipes happen to call for potato flour ...
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GLP Podcast: ‘Big Fears, Little Risks’ — Documentary featuring GLP experts tackles GMO, vaccine skepticism

Azel James, Cameron English, Matty Cardarople | 
The evidence is in: genetic engineering promotes sustainable farming; vaccines save lives; and nuclear energy is our best hope of ...
Viewpoint: Politics — not science — driving Canadian policy decisions over glyphosate and other agricultural tools

Viewpoint: Politics — not science — driving Canadian policy decisions over glyphosate and other agricultural tools

Barb Glen, Bruce Dyck, Karen Briere, Mike Raine | 
Ahead of a federal election call, three [Canadian] federal ministers called a halt to a process that would likely have ...
First global index of pollinator population changes: Habitat loss and land management are primary drivers, with pesticides last

First global index of pollinator population changes: Habitat loss and land management are primary drivers, with pesticides last

Fred Lewsey | 
The top three global causes of pollinator loss are habitat destruction, followed by land management – primarily the grazing, fertilizers ...
Does paraquat cause Parkinson’s disease? An academic review of reviews says ‘no’

Does paraquat cause Parkinson’s disease? An academic review of reviews says ‘no’

Douglas Weed | 
To examine the extent to which a consensus exists in the scientific community regarding the relationship between exposure to paraquat ...
Study: Glyphosate residues in food are not only below legal limits, they are ‘well below the amount that can be ingested daily over a lifetime with a reasonable certainty of no harm’

Study: Glyphosate residues in food are not only below legal limits, they are ‘well below the amount that can be ingested daily over a lifetime with a reasonable certainty of no harm’

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup® brand nonselective herbicides, and residue testing for food has been conducted as part of ...
Montreal becomes first Canadian jurisdiction to ban glyphosate

Montreal becomes first Canadian jurisdiction to ban glyphosate

Marian Scott | 
Montreal will be the first municipality in North America to completely ban the sale of more than 100 pesticide products ...
Viewpoint: ‘The debate on glyphosate in Canada is populist, chaotic, political and simply unsettling’

Viewpoint: ‘The debate on glyphosate in Canada is populist, chaotic, political and simply unsettling’

Stuart Smyth, Sylvain Charlebois | 
Canadians had until July 20 to comment on the federal government’s proposal to increase the amount of glyphosate herbicide residue ...
California appeals court upholds $86 million dollar glyphosate cancer verdict

California appeals court upholds $86 million dollar glyphosate cancer verdict

Ludwig Burger | 
Bayer lost a third appeal against U.S. court verdicts that awarded damages to customers blaming their cancers on use of ...
‘War on glyphosate’ and the unintended negative environmental consequences of the demonization of a safe and effective herbicide and its removal from the garden market

‘War on glyphosate’ and the unintended negative environmental consequences of the demonization of a safe and effective herbicide and its removal from the garden market

Kevin Folta | 
Across social media they celebrated. The electronic victory laps commemorated Bayer’s decision to remove the herbicide Roundup from the residential ...
Crop Chemophobia II: When activist journalists twist science in support of ideology

Crop Chemophobia II: When activist journalists twist science in support of ideology

Cameron English | 
Attacking pesticides is sexy. Many activists, lawyers and journalists have made careers out of propagating a simple, compelling narrative about ...
Crop chemophobia I: Pesticides are vital to organic and conventional agriculture — but they can be misused. Here’s how to distinguish between legitimate concerns and anti-science propaganda

Crop chemophobia I: Pesticides are vital to organic and conventional agriculture — but they can be misused. Here’s how to distinguish between legitimate concerns and anti-science propaganda

Cameron English | 
It seems not a month goes by without an “investigative reporter” somewhere on the internet warning about the dangers of ...
Nature study finds growth and body composition of Zebra finches are 'positively impacted' by early life exposure to low doses of neonicotinoids

Nature study finds growth and body composition of Zebra finches are ‘positively impacted’ by early life exposure to low doses of neonicotinoids

Neonicotinoids are insecticides widely used as seed treatments that appear to have multiple negative effects on birds at a diversity ...
Facing 30,000 unresolved cancer claims, Bayer plans to pull glyphosate from US lawn and garden market by 2023

Facing 30,000 unresolved cancer claims, Bayer plans to pull glyphosate from US lawn and garden market by 2023

Jef Feeley, Tim Loh | 
German drugs and chemicals giant [Bayer] has repeatedly failed to put the Roundup woes behind it. Bayer inherited the legal ...
An activist-based PR campaign is poised to claim that the Earth faces a Silent Spring-like ‘insect armageddon.’ Will The New York Times and other media fall for the 'hysteria con' once again?

An activist-based PR campaign is poised to claim that the Earth faces a Silent Spring-like ‘insect armageddon.’ Will The New York Times and other media fall for the ‘hysteria con’ once again?

Jon Entine | 
For the past four years, journalists and environmental bloggers have been churning out story after story that insects are vanishing, ...
‘What isn’t an endocrine disruptor?’ Silent Spring Institute claims hundreds of common chemicals cause breast cancer — but the science is lacking

‘What isn’t an endocrine disruptor?’ Silent Spring Institute claims hundreds of common chemicals cause breast cancer — but the science is lacking

Hank Campbell | 
A study by the Silent Spring Institute (1), with funding from the politically sympathetic National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences ...
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Re-examining 10 science-challenged ‘studies’ suggesting GMOs are harmful

Layla Katiraee | 
The blog "10 Scientific Studies Proving GMOs Can Be Harmful To Human Health" is now a fixture on cyberspace. A ...
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