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Bill reinstating neonicotinoid pesticide ban on wildlife refuges gains traction in Congress

A bill that would reinstate a regulation banning certain pesticides from wildlife refuges was approved by the House Committee on ...
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Bayer faces $500 million Monsanto glyphosate-cancer class action suit in Canada

Toronto-based law firm Diamond & Diamond is spearheading a $500 million class action lawsuit against various Roundup makers, including pharmaceutical ...
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Nanotechnology helps farmers battle increasingly pesticide-resistant weeds, insects with fewer chemicals

A University of Toronto graduate school project is now extending the life of widely used crop protection products. Vive Crop ...
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Pesticide importers threaten lawsuit to block Thailand’s glyphosate ban, warning of serious economic impacts

Importers of three toxic farm chemicals, which are set to be officially banned from Dec 1, have vowed they will ...
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Challenging media narrative about the ‘birds and the bees’—neither faces serious threats from neonicotinoids or other crop chemicals

Discarding this valuable crop protection tool is a questionable strategy ...
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Podcast: Epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat explains how junk science gets published—and how to spot it in the headlines

Bad research can put people's lives at risk, so addressing problems with peer review is essential ...
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Nanosensor detects trace amounts of chemicals, helping farmers cut pesticide, fertilizer use

Good things come in small packages. Sadly, so do bad things. That’s where Iowa State University’s (ISU) Department of Mechanical ...
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French Parliament: 2022 glyphosate ban falls off track as widespread weed killer use continues

IS FRANCE’S GLYPHOSATE EXIT PLAN ON TRACK? A French parliament report, published on [Nov. 13], suggests not. President Emmanuel Macron ...
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EPA wants scientists to share their data: Will it promote government transparency or threaten public health?

"The Trump administration is preparing to significantly limit the scientific and medical research that the government can use to determine ...
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California investigates pesticide safety limits for marijuana, fearing users exposed to ‘unsafe’ chemical levels

Starting this January, California cannabis users can get a $20 gift card by anonymously sharing their consumption habits with a ...
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Winter honeybee losses cut in half since 2012 as beekeepers battle deadly varroa mite

It looks as though the period of alarmingly high winter mortality in honeybees is over. And a long-term study by ...
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Commonly used pesticide 1,3-D has smaller impact on soil microbes than tillage, cover crops or irrigation, study shows

It started with curiosity. How does a fumigant, commonly used for nematode management in potato cropping systems, influence soil microbial ...
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Eat your veggies! California testing confirms organic and conventional produce well below EPA pesticide limits

Once again, evidence that our food supply is safe and incredibly diverse ...
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Neonic pesticides offer negligible benefits to farmers? ‘Nonsense,’ says Iowa soybean grower

Most people would say that life is unpredictable. We have our plans and routines, but there’s no way to tell ...
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Viewpoint: Common pesticides unsafe at any dose? Here’s what’s wrong with Brazilian researcher’s ‘unsupported’ claims

Going to national media with unpublished sensationalist claims is not without consequences ...
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Microbes living in plant roots fight off fungal infection, cutting need for pesticides, study shows

Micro-organisms living inside plant roots team up to boost the plant's growth and tolerance to stress. An international research team ...
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Vancouver, Toronto continue to battle invasive weeds with Roundup after Health Canada rejects glyphosate-cancer link

The City of Vancouver uses the controversial Roundup herbicide. More than 42,700 Americans sued its maker, Monsanto-Bayer. They say that ...
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Fifth US retailer announces plan to ‘phase out’ neonic pesticides from supply chain

Another food retailer has announced a plan to minimize its use of pesticides in a bid to help protect pollinators, ...
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Study claiming neonic pesticides harm wild birds has no relevance to real-world conditions, plant geneticist argues

Capturing wild birds and force-feeding 3-10% of a lethal dose (of anything) is cruel. It’s not surprising birds would become ...
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Judge dismisses false advertising lawsuit against Panera over products containing glyphosate residues

A putative class action alleging that Panera LLC’s labeling and marketing of its food products as “clean” or “100% clean” ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-pesticide Environmental Working Group spreads chemophobia at taxpayer expense

.... It may sound crazy, but the federal government funds a network of activists that spew tons of needlessly alarming ...
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Global consensus finds neonicotinoids not driving honeybee health problems. Why is Europe determined to ban them?

Why is Europe allowing what has been called 'a bizarrely one-sided piece of politicized science' to determine agricultural policy? ...
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Bayer says glyphosate-cancer legal settlement should cap future liability, as number of lawsuits surges past 40,000

Already reeling from an avalanche of lawsuits, German agriculture and healthcare giant Bayer AG said on [October 30] the number ...
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Glyphosate-cancer lawsuit tally doubles to 42,700, as settlement talks attract more plaintiffs, Bayer says

Germany’s Bayer is now facing 42,700 U.S. plaintiffs blaming its glyphosate-based weedkillers for their cancer, more than twice the tally ...
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Environmental Working Group slams joint EPA-PETA effort to end pesticide testing on animals

Leaders from the Humane Society and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals flanked Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler ...
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Rat-munching monkeys could protect palm oil, most widely consumed vegetable oil, from rodents

Found as an ingredient in many processed and packaged foods, palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil. Now, ...
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Australian farmer: Anti-glyphosate activists resemble ‘climate deniers’ in their assault on mainstream science

The global war on glyphosate has arrived in Australia. Our media has been closely following media coverage of the recent ...