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‘Junk science’? Judge and UCLA scientist square off in glyphosate-cancer lawsuit

Returning to the witness stand, a scientist on Wednesday [April 4] defended her opinion that Monsanto’s popular weed killer Roundup ...
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Sri Lankan chemistry professor: Lift the glyphosate ban, which was based on pseudoscience

As a Professor of Chemistry and University President who in a small way pioneered environmental science and food technology in the 1970s ...
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Field study finds no negative impact on bees from neonicotinoid insecticide

In the last decade, the use of neonicotinoid insecticides increased significantly in the agricultural landscape and meanwhile considered a risk ...
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Viewpoint: Chemical-free gardening is a myth

So-called “nature” is teeming with chemicals, in soil, in plants, in rain and not only in nettles. Chemical-free gardening is ...
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Scientists challenge Center for Biological Diversity report claiming monarch butterflies threatened by dicamba herbicide

Dicamba drifts. Apparently, more than expected by a lot of farmers, agriculture officials and manufacturers. But does that mean, as ...
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Genetically modified weeds could usher in new era of ‘genetic control’

The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has announced a $500,000 grant to University of Illinois researchers in the ...
Bayer-Monsanto merger reflects larger trends in global agrochemical industry

Bayer-Monsanto merger reflects larger trends in global agrochemical industry

The progress of the Bayer-Monsanto mega-takeover, which [recently] secured regulatory approval from European Union (EU) competition authorities, is only the ...
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It’s official: California will require cancer warning label on coffee products

A Los Angeles judge has determined that coffee companies must carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical ...
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With growing season nearing, concerns rise over more potential dicamba damage as Missouri lawsuit proceeds

Eyes on wide swaths of the nation's farmland are sure to look out for continued damage from dicamba – divisive ...
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Sri Lankan government split on whether to lift ban on glyphosate herbicide

The Cabinet [the council of ministers that form the central government of Sri Lanka] is to decide whether the ban on ...
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Viewpoint: House Democrats’ ‘glyphosate-is-dangerous’ report shows liberals can be science deniers too

The discussions around agricultural technologies, especially herbicides, are nuanced and complex.  So if someone gets the basic information completely wrong, ...
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Video: How insect-resistant GMO crops help keep nearby organic farms pest free

Are Genetically Engineered crops good or bad for the surrounding environment? GREAT QUESTION! New research from the University of Maryland ...
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Correlation study of 71 Indiana women suggests glyphosate in urine may be linked to shorter pregnancies

In what they claim is the first prospective birth cohort study of its kind, U.S. researchers have linked likely environmental ...
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Bee-friendly pesticides? Protein discovery could lead to less toxic neonicotinoid insecticides

[S]tudies have shown that not all the compounds are equally toxic to [honeybees], suggesting that there might be variation in ...
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New Zealand’s EPA says local scientists’ criticisms of glyphosate rely mostly on ‘media references and opinion’

The [New Zealand] Environmental Protection Authority is shrugging off criticism of its processes by a group of mainly Wellington scientists. Writing in ...
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How Bayer-Monsanto merger might impact research efforts to find alternatives to the herbicide glyphosate

Approval of the mega deal in Europe comes in the wake of similar decisions in South Africa, Brazil and China ...
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100% organic farming would require ‘Australia-sized amount of extra land’ due to lower yields, no synthetic fertilizer

Organic farming, which prohibits the use of synthetic fertilizers, is often touted as the solution to many of agriculture’s environmental ...
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10 years of GMO canola in Australia: How have farmers fared?

When genetically modified crops were first mooted for Victorian farmers, agronomic advantages were the last thing that received publicity. Ten ...
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EU approves Bayer’s $57 billion takeover of Monsanto

The European Union has approved Bayer's buyout of Monsanto in a massive agriculture business deal, but says they will have ...
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European Commission faces increasing political pressure to back neonicotinoid insecticides ban to protect bees

EU lawmakers have urged the European Commission to convince member states to back its proposal to ban neonicotinoids and avoid ...
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Did the EPA and Monsanto conspire to hide glyphosate’s health risks?

A recent op-ed in the Sacramento Bee repeated the debunked conspiracy theory that Monsanto manipulated the EPA to hide evidence ...
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Video: Monsanto’s dicamba herbicide fiasco explained

Dicamba… Miracle herbicide? Ultimate boondoggle? Bit of both really… These videos talks about why a 50 years old herbicide is ...
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French scientists call on politicians to listen to science, not ‘scare-mongers’ on GMOs, glyphosate

Virginie Tournay, of CEVIPOF, a scientific research institute at the famous Science Po [Paris Institute of Political Studies] published the following article ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticide levels ‘well below’ those toxic to aquatic life in Canada, research shows

A study into the presence of neonicotinoids in Canadian waterways suggests a ban or restriction of neonicotinoid seed treatments is ...
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Far more toxic than glyphosate: Copper sulfate, used by organic and conventional farmers, cruises to European reauthorization

Over the past months, the European Union and several member nations have vigorously debated re-authorizing glyphosate, the herbicide maligned by ...
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Viewpoint: Unlikely alliance between environmentalists, farmers and big ag companies aims to improve soil health

Here are three startling facts about the planet Earth: It currently hosts seven and a half billion people. Its carrying ...
Breakthrough research into how glyphosate resistance evolves might lead to new weed control strategies

Breakthrough research into how glyphosate resistance evolves might lead to new weed control strategies

Kansas State University researchers have discovered how weeds develop resistance to the popular herbicide glyphosate, a finding that could have ...
Should you pay as much as a 300% premium for organic foods? Avoid EWG's 'dirty dozen'?

Should you pay as much as a 300% premium for organic foods? Avoid EWG’s ‘dirty dozen’?

Have you ever found yourself standing in the supermarket, wondering how to justify forking out $6 per kilo for those ...