Viewpoint: Warning to Sri Lanka — Tunnel vision embrace of an organic-only farming model sets country up for economic and environmental backwardness

Viewpoint: Warning to Sri Lanka — Tunnel vision embrace of an organic-only farming model sets country up for economic and environmental backwardness

Parakrama Waidyanatha | 
An Open Letter to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa: Your recent endeavor to ‘rush’ the country from conventional farming to ...
Viewpoint: ‘Glyphosate is socially dead’ — While every major government regulator in the world finds the herbicide safe, politicians have caved to activists, and farmers are the victims

Viewpoint: ‘Glyphosate is socially dead’ — While every major government regulator in the world finds the herbicide safe, politicians have caved to activists, and farmers are the victims

Michael Heussen | 
The specialist authorities from France, Sweden, Hungary and the Netherlands have come to a clear conclusion when it comes to ...
GLP Podcast: 'It's banned in Europe' fallacy, debunked; Conversation's bad glyphosate article; Fighting pregnancy stress

GLP Podcast: ‘It’s banned in Europe’ fallacy, debunked; Conversation’s bad glyphosate article; Fighting pregnancy stress

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
If a pesticide is banned in Europe, does that make it dangerous? Nope. Typically an excellent source of science commentary, ...
Organic pesticide copper sulfate—unlike glyphosate—is a carcinogen, kills beneficial insects, decimates soil, pollutes water. It also works. Here are political and science reasons why regulators give it a free pass

Organic pesticide copper sulfate—unlike glyphosate—is a carcinogen, kills beneficial insects, decimates soil, pollutes water. It also works. Here are political and science reasons why regulators give it a free pass

Andrew Porterfield | 
Europe is currently in a frenzy trying to drum up enough support to dramatically rollback approvals of targeted synthetic pesticides, ...
Viewpoint: How does the scientifically bankrupt claim glyphosate poses harm to humans remain popular? By dishonest ‘reporting,’ including from scientists who put ideology over evidence

Viewpoint: How does the scientifically bankrupt claim glyphosate poses harm to humans remain popular? By dishonest ‘reporting,’ including from scientists who put ideology over evidence

Cameron English | 
The Conversation bills itself as a website designed to “Unlock the knowledge of researchers and academics to provide the public with ...
Viewpoint: This 11,000 page European Union report should end the debate over the ‘dangers’ posed by glyphosate weedkiller

Viewpoint: This 11,000 page European Union report should end the debate over the ‘dangers’ posed by glyphosate weedkiller

Steven Novella | 
Glyphosate is a weed killer widely used by the agricultural industry and also available for consumer use in products like ...
‘We create mosquito sex parties’: How an eco-friendly, AI-guided release of sterile mosquito females might control the scourge of disease-carrying insects

‘We create mosquito sex parties’: How an eco-friendly, AI-guided release of sterile mosquito females might control the scourge of disease-carrying insects

Dean Takahashi | 
Jerusalem-based Diptera.ai has figured out a way to use AI to fight the growing threat of mosquitoes, which are spreading ...
Kenya on track to commercialize GM maize by 2022 to increase yields, cut pesticide use

Kenya on track to commercialize GM maize by 2022 to increase yields, cut pesticide use

Verenardo Meeme | 
Whether it is ugali, a popular dish prepared from maize flour and often accompanied by meat, vegetables and pulses, or porridge, ...
GLP Podcast: 'Lefty' anti-GMO groups embrace lab-leak story; Organic nutrition myths; CRISPR treats crippling disease

GLP Podcast: ‘Lefty’ anti-GMO groups embrace lab-leak story; Organic nutrition myths; CRISPR treats crippling disease

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Anti-GMO groups have hitched their wagons to the COVID lab-leak hypothesis to keep their flagging agenda alive. Organic produce is ...
‘Uncertain and confused’: Sri Lankan farmers facing government’s ‘misguided’ ban on all synthetic chemicals fear sustainable farming will be unattainable

‘Uncertain and confused’: Sri Lankan farmers facing government’s ‘misguided’ ban on all synthetic chemicals fear sustainable farming will be unattainable

Rohan Rajapakse | 
The [Sri Lankan Cabinet of Ministers recently] approved President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s proposal to ban the importation of chemical fertilisers. In ...
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Another study finds glyphosate herbicide kills tumor cells. Is the much-maligned weedkiller a cancer fighter?

Cameron English | 
If Roundup or one of its ingredients turns out to be an effective cancer treatment, it would be a stunning ...
Decades-past DDT exposure shown to ‘haunt’ our bodies for three generations or more

Decades-past DDT exposure shown to ‘haunt’ our bodies for three generations or more

Carrie Arnold | 
Friends and family often ask Barbara Cohn, an epidemiologist at Oakland's Public Health Institute, why she studies the effects of ...
‘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?

Brian Boyce | 
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

David Zaruk | 
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

Cameron English | 
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

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
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

Andrew Barron, Théotime Colin | 
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

Luis Ventura | 
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

Amanda Zaluckyj | 
[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

Noele Illien | 
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

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
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

Jody Heemstra | 
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

Angela Logomasini | 
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

Marc Brazeau | 
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

Natalie Parletta | 
[A] study, published in the journal Communications Biology, showed that glyphosate inhibits a biochemical pathway in bacteria that was previously ...
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