Chemicals & Pesticides

Pesticides are substances that prevent, destroy, repel, or reduce the severity of pests. Pests are living things that occur where they are not wanted or that cause damage to humans, crops, or animals. Pests can be insects, rodents, unwanted plants, bacteria, viruses, or different types of fungus. Pesticides can vary in how toxic they are to humans and the environment. Some are persistent in the environment, animals, and birds, lasting for years; others break down soon after they are released. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants licenses, or registrations, to pesticides that it has found do not pose unreasonable risks to human health and the environment; it has registered at least 865 pesticides, which are used in thousands of pesticide products.

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Contradicting IARC, World Health Organization says glyphosate unlikely to cause cancer

Contradicting IARC, World Health Organization says glyphosate unlikely to cause cancer

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The pesticide glyphosate. ...
U.S. lawmakers question EPA's handling of glyphosate review

U.S. lawmakers question EPA’s handling of glyphosate review

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. U.S. lawmakers have asked ...
How does popular organic pesticide copper sulfate compare to synthetic ones like glyphosate?

How does popular organic pesticide copper sulfate compare to synthetic ones like glyphosate?

Organic farming is not chemical free; one popular organic fungicide is copper sulfate. How does it work and how does ...
Glyphosate may become target of massive lawsuits

Glyphosate may become target of massive lawsuits

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Anthony ‘Jack’ McCall, 69, ...

Ronald Bailey: Legal vultures use activist claims about glyphosate for ‘bogus’ Quaker Oats lawsuit

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Activists are now using ...

Moms Across America launches anti-GMO, anti-glyphosate billboard campaign

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. “Our Families Get Better ...
EPA posts, takes offline 'final' report concluding glyphosate 'not likely carcinogenic'

EPA posts, takes offline ‘final’ report concluding glyphosate ‘not likely carcinogenic’

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Glyphosate does not cause ...

Will World Health Organization force review of IARC’s glyphosate cancer determination?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. IARC — the International ...

Can’t have it both ways: European consumers want affordable food without glyphosate

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The European Crop Protection ...
Lawsuit: Quaker Oat’s ‘100% Natural’ claim false because of glyphosate traces

Lawsuit: Quaker Oat’s ‘100% Natural’ claim false because of glyphosate traces

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A lawsuit seeking to ...
City uses vinegar instead of glyphosate for weed control, odor proves problematic

City uses vinegar instead of glyphosate for weed control, odor proves problematic

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. It borders on hilarious ...

Glyphosate findings spark ‘war of words’ between WHO, European agencies

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The latest dispute to ...
Cornell researchers find glyphosate herbicide unlikely source of Monarch butterfly decline

Cornell researchers find glyphosate herbicide unlikely source of Monarch butterfly decline

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In the face of ...
European commission plans to relicense glyphosate for 10 years according to leaked proposal

European commission plans to relicense glyphosate for 10 years according to leaked proposal

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The European commission is planning to ...
Glyphosate residues, most at safe levels, found in breakfast foods, including organic products

Glyphosate residues, most at safe levels, found in breakfast foods, including organic products

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. According to a report released [April ...
Glyphosate battles: Why different European agencies came to different cancer conclusions

Glyphosate battles: Why different European agencies came to different cancer conclusions

In the fight between European safety agencies, a conflict looms. The IARC chair behind controversial cancer hazard decisions also works ...

Euractiv science blogger says he was censored for his views on glyphosate, IARC

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A provocative blog post ...
European Parliment votes in favor of reauthorizing glyphosate but limits approval for 7 years

European Parliment votes in favor of reauthorizing glyphosate but limits approval for 7 years

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The European Parliament has ...

UK farmers worry that deauthorization of glyphosate could impact cereal crop production

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Industry leaders are asking ...
Multiple studies, with and without conflicts of interest, find no glyphosate in breast milk

Multiple studies, with and without conflicts of interest, find no glyphosate in breast milk

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The herbicide glyphosate does not ...
Talking Biotech: Shelley McGuire, lactation specialist: No glyphosate in breast milk; Glyphosate in wine?

Talking Biotech: Shelley McGuire, lactation specialist: No glyphosate in breast milk; Glyphosate in wine?

Lactation specialist Shelley McGuire finds no glyphosate in breastmilk, Thomas Colquhoun discusses glyphosate traces in wine ...
Despite activists’ claims about glyphosate dangers, there’s no cancer spike in Argentina

Despite activists’ claims about glyphosate dangers, there’s no cancer spike in Argentina

Anti-GMO activists have claimed that cancer rates in farming regions of Argentina have spiked. Interviews with local experts paint a ...
Using gene editing, scientists develop glyphosate resistant flax plant

Using gene editing, scientists develop glyphosate resistant flax plant

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Plant Physiology has published a ...
Downside trade-offs of reducing glyphosate use

Downside trade-offs of reducing glyphosate use

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Some of the costs of ...
Talking Biotech: Amy Iezzoni talks tart cherry genetic origins; Kevin Folta answers glyphosate questions in German beer scare

Talking Biotech: Amy Iezzoni talks tart cherry genetic origins; Kevin Folta answers glyphosate questions in German beer scare

Talking cherry domestication, breeding; Glyphosate in German beer? Answering questions behind suds scare ...
94 scientists back IARC's glyphosate assessment, may influence EPA review of herbcide

94 scientists back IARC’s glyphosate assessment, may influence EPA review of herbcide

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. One year ago, an ...

Some EU countries rebel against plans to relicense glyphosate

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A rebellion by several ...