‘There’s so much misinformation swirling around the internet’: Are pesticides really safe and necessary?

‘There’s so much misinformation swirling around the internet’: Are pesticides really safe and necessary?

Here are 5 things you may not know about pesticides — from their long backstory to their development and testing ...
Viewpoint: ‘The European Green Deal has been captured by chemophobic activists with no understanding of science’. Here’s how the EU can put sustainability ahead of ideology

Viewpoint: ‘The European Green Deal has been captured by chemophobic activists with no understanding of science’. Here’s how the EU can put sustainability ahead of ideology

After seeing rampant chemophobia and fear-mongering influence the REACH process in the mid-2000s, I set up a satirical blog called ...
Glyphosate does not cause cancer, latest independent European Union study concludes

Glyphosate does not cause cancer, latest independent European Union study concludes

Despite the allegations of greedy trial lawyers and greedy, ideological activist groups, a massive body of peer-reviewed research has confirmed ...
GLP Podcast: Hollywood's vaccine-autism nonsense; COVID lab-leak story won't die; Africa ignores Greenpeace on pesticides

GLP Podcast: Hollywood’s vaccine-autism nonsense; COVID lab-leak story won’t die; Africa ignores Greenpeace on pesticides

Many Hollywood celebrities have endorsed the bogus link between vaccines to autism. Looking back, it appears their influence has been ...
Viewpoint: ‘Smart pesticide use’ — Here’s a way we can protect crops while preserving beneficial insects

Viewpoint: ‘Smart pesticide use’ — Here’s a way we can protect crops while preserving beneficial insects

Currently, products are developed and marketed to kill pest insects immediately. This has become the goal of crop treatments, and ...
Farmers warn Mexico’s GM corn ban will raise food prices

Farmers warn Mexico’s GM corn ban will raise food prices

Mexico’s farmer associations are teaming up and pushing back through legal battles in opposition to a presidential decree to ban ...
Viewpoint: New York’s ‘Birds and Bees Protection Act' targeting neonicotinoid pesticides doesn’t protect either and would hurt farmers

Viewpoint: New York’s ‘Birds and Bees Protection Act’ targeting neonicotinoid pesticides doesn’t protect either and would hurt farmers

[Recently,] the New York legislature began advancing the Birds and Bees Protection Act. If it passes both chambers and is ...
Swiss voters ‘overwhelmingly’ reject activist-proposed synthetic pesticide ban, referendum results show

Swiss voters ‘overwhelmingly’ reject activist-proposed synthetic pesticide ban, referendum results show

Voters in Switzerland on [June 12] overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would have banned the use of artificial pesticides in ...
Podcast: EU food retailers don't want CRISPR crops; Glyphosate threatens insects? Gene editing may fight high cholesterol

Podcast: EU food retailers don’t want CRISPR crops; Glyphosate threatens insects? Gene editing may fight high cholesterol

European food retailers want food made from CRISPR-edited crops labeled "GMO," which could prevent EU farmers from utilizing gene editing ...
Facing mounting number of glyphosate lawsuits, Bayer offers 5-point plan to address future Roundup weedkiller claims

Facing mounting number of glyphosate lawsuits, Bayer offers 5-point plan to address future Roundup weedkiller claims

Bayer has announced [May 27] a series of actions it plans to implement following the denial of the motion to ...
Africa cracks down on ravenous locust swarms by ignoring Greenpeace’s anti-pesticide rhetoric

Africa cracks down on ravenous locust swarms by ignoring Greenpeace’s anti-pesticide rhetoric

As nations around the world struggle with COVID-19 and related economic lockdowns, African countries are fighting another plague: swarms of ...
Viewpoint: Mexico's 'cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face' glyphosate ban — Why prohibiting one of the safest herbicides in the world will dramatically increase the use of a demonstrably more harmful alternative

Viewpoint: Mexico’s ‘cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face’ glyphosate ban — Why prohibiting one of the safest herbicides in the world will dramatically increase the use of a demonstrably more harmful alternative

It appears that the proposed Mexican government plan to ban all genetically engineered corn and the widely used herbicide glyphosate ...
Viewpoint: Glyphosate is great at killing weeds, but there are concerns its use could imperil the microbiome of some insects — both beneficial and harmful

Viewpoint: Glyphosate is great at killing weeds, but there are concerns its use could imperil the microbiome of some insects — both beneficial and harmful

[A] study, published in the journal Communications Biology, showed that glyphosate inhibits a biochemical pathway in bacteria that was previously ...
'Flawed process leads to flawed science': Why the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer claims glyphosate causes cancer

‘Flawed process leads to flawed science’: Why the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer claims glyphosate causes cancer

The recent excellent article by Josh Bloom, “NYC Pol Uses Phony Cancer Scare & ‘Children’ to Ban Glyphosate in Parks,” ...
RNA technology brought us effective COVID vaccines. Next up: ‘Precisely targeted, environmentally-friendly’ techniques that dramatically reduce use of problematic chemicals

RNA technology brought us effective COVID vaccines. Next up: ‘Precisely targeted, environmentally-friendly’ techniques that dramatically reduce use of problematic chemicals

[RNA-based COVID vaccines let] a vaccine-recipient’s immune system learn to recognise a crucial part of the enemy before the real ...
Mexican judge upholds 2024 ban of GMO corn and glyphosate, threatening to upend US trade relationship

Mexican judge upholds 2024 ban of GMO corn and glyphosate, threatening to upend US trade relationship

A Mexican federal judge ruled against a request by the [Mexico] National Farm Council (CNA) to freeze a government plan ...
Roundup regulation revision? Biden EPA asks federal court to allow it to reassess glyphosate, weighing ‘ecological risks and benefits’

Roundup regulation revision? Biden EPA asks federal court to allow it to reassess glyphosate, weighing ‘ecological risks and benefits’

The Biden EPA has asked a federal court for a chance to review and possibly revise parts of the agency's ...
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‘Devastating repercussions’: Sri Lanka’s plan to ban agrochemicals and go 100% organic could result in famine, expert says

Can Sri Lanka with a population of nearly 22 million and a landmass of 65,000 square kms and a per ...
As Bayer awaits ruling on its $2 billion glyphosate settlement proposal, judge floats idea of adding controversial safety warning label

As Bayer awaits ruling on its $2 billion glyphosate settlement proposal, judge floats idea of adding controversial safety warning label

A U.S. judge suggested on [May 19] that Bayer include a warning label on Roundup as part of a proposed ...
‘Risks are acceptable’: On verge of banning neonicotinoid imidacloprid, Canada reverses course, says bees will not be adversely impacted

‘Risks are acceptable’: On verge of banning neonicotinoid imidacloprid, Canada reverses course, says bees will not be adversely impacted

Canada’s pesticide regulator said on [May 18] that farmers could keep using the chemical imidacloprid to control crop-destroying insects under ...
Can the Biden Administration challenge Mexico’s decision to ban glyphosate weedkiller and GMO corn?

Can the Biden Administration challenge Mexico’s decision to ban glyphosate weedkiller and GMO corn?

Mexico may be one of the U.S.’s top agricultural trading partners, but this relationship has plenty of problems. Consider the ...
The central challenge for regenerative agriculture advocates: Not undermining the movement by 'overselling' its limited and targeted advantages

The central challenge for regenerative agriculture advocates: Not undermining the movement by ‘overselling’ its limited and targeted advantages

The term regenerative farming first popped up in the mainstream media in a 1987 New York Times article about what ...
Viewpoint: ‘Things only got worse’ — DDT bug spray curbed malaria-spreading mosquitoes but led to a host of unintended consequences. Here’s how to understand risk and environmental ‘trade offs’

Viewpoint: ‘Things only got worse’ — DDT bug spray curbed malaria-spreading mosquitoes but led to a host of unintended consequences. Here’s how to understand risk and environmental ‘trade offs’

DDT is a bug spray [used to kill malaria-spreading mosquitoes]. It was outlawed in many countries because once you spray ...
Mexican court upholds 2024 government ban of Bayer's Roundup weedkiller

Mexican court upholds 2024 government ban of Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller

Mexico's plan to phase out weed-killer glyphosate amid concerns the pesticide causes cancer has seen it clash with Bayer and ...
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Prevention first, pesticides second: Why regenerative agriculture does not mean chemical-free farming

The philosophies of regenerative agriculture, sustainable agriculture, and holistic agriculture are generating a great deal of interest these days. While ...
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