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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 13th, 2015
By: Karen GrahamThe focus of scientists, food companies and consumer groups is now on Monsanto's Roundup, and its active ingredient, glyphosate. Even though testing has increased in the past two years, they have spiked since the WHO report in March.On March 20, 2015 Monsanto was stunned when the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report that suggested glyphosate, the active... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 13th, 2015
By: Karen GrahamCeliac disease and gluten-intolerance is a growing problem worldwide, but especially in North America and Europe. The causative factor in the increase of these disorders can be explained by studies done on the use of Roundup on the foods we eat. Even though many private laboratories have seen an increase in the number of food products being tested for glyphosate... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 11th, 2015
By: Mary Ellen KustinReuters reported today that recent tests by private labs have found residues of Monsanto's glyphosate weed-killer, in samples of honey, soy sauce, infant formula and even breast milk.Evidence like this (and this and this) indicates that glyphosate, which Monsanto developed and marketed beginning in the early 1970s, is more prevalent than previously believed.The U.S.... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 08th, 2015
By: Bara Vaida | Reviewed By: Michael W. Smith, MDAn international group of health experts is questioning the safety of a widely used pesticide that had long been considered not harmful by U.S. regulators.The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a research arm of the World Health Organization, in March said that glyphosate is a “probable” cancer-causing substance, or... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 08th, 2015
By: Jim WilsonIt has come to my attention that the city is using glyphosate to kill weeds throughout town and especially around the apple trees at Roger's Grove. While I do not expect the apples to be "organic," I do expect that the city would not spray such a harmful chemical near food products available to the public or near waterways.While the chemical industry claims that... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 08th, 2015
Monsanto, the world's leading genetically modified food producer, has been implicated in litigation again in China in its attempt to get a foothold in the huge market. Citizens have demanded the authorities to publish the results of a toxicity test on its glyphosate herbicide Roundup products, according to the Changjiang Times.Last week, the Beijing district court decided to list the company... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 08th, 2015
By: Ned StaffordGermany’s national academy of sciences has strongly endorsed genetically modified (GM) crops as the Bundestag – Germany’s lower house of parliament – begins what will likely be months of debate on whether or not to enact a new law that would ban the cultivation of GM crops in Germany.The German government is considering a new law to ban genetic modified... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 06th, 2015
By Paulo Prada(Reuters) - One of the oldest and most widely used pesticides in the world is also one of the most toxic and controversial.Paraquat, a herbicide used to control weeds since the 1950s, was banned in the European Union in 2007. It is restricted for use only by licensed technicians in the United States and, since 2012, many of its formulations in China are being phased out.... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 06th, 2015
By: Sara GanimTwo Delaware boys are in a coma and their father still is unable to talk or move two weeks after they became sick -- perhaps from pesticide exposure, federal officials say -- during a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands, their lawyer said Saturday.Steve Esmond, his teenage sons and the teens' mother fell ill more than two weeks ago in St. John, where they were renting a villa at the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 04th, 2015
By: Maria RodaleWith the recent news that the World Health Organization's (WHO's) International Agency for Research on Cancer has labeled glyphosate -- the active ingredient in the world's most widely used weedkiller, Roundup -- as "probably carcinogenic to humans," those of us who oppose GMOs and the rampant overuse of glyphosate that goes with them... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 04th, 2015
In response to the World Health Organization’s decision to classify the weed-killer glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans,” Monsanto’s top executive pulled out the rhetorical machine guns, launching an all-out attack against the prestigious international health agency and its scientists.“It’s unfortunate that junk science and this kind of... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 03rd, 2015
By: Environmental Working GroupIgnoring the World Health Organization’s (WHO) conclusion that the crop chemical glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans,” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the glyphosate-containing herbicide Enlist Duo for agricultural use in nine more states. It had previously been approved for use on... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 02nd, 2015
By: Casey Gillam U.S. regulators will put new restrictions on the world's most widely used herbicide to help address the rapid expansion of weeds resistant to the chemical, Reuters has learned. The Environmental Protection Agency confirmed it will require a weed resistance management plan for glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto's immensely popular Roundup weed-killer. The agency has... more

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