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Serious scrutiny needed as EPA seeks input on cancer ties to Monsanto herbicide

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on December 13, 2016 - 1:27pm

The glyphosate geeks are gathering in Washington this week. After a two-month delay, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding four days of meetings aimed at examining the evidence that does or does not tie the world’s most widely used herbicide — glyphosate — to cancer.

New USDA Data Shows 85% of Foods Tested Have Pesticide Residues

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on November 30, 2016 - 11:25am

As Americans gather with their families for Thanksgiving this week, new government data offers a potentially unappetizing assessment of the U.S. food supply—Residues of many types of bug-killing pesticides, fungicides and weed killing chemicals have been found in roughly 85 percent of thousands of foods tested.

EPA Bows to Chemical Industry in Delay of Glyphosate Cancer Review

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on November 17, 2016 - 7:24pm

This might have been a tough week for Monsanto Co. The Environmental Protection Agency was slated to hold four days of public meetings focused on essentially one question: Is glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide and the lynchpin to Monsanto’s fortunes, as safe as Monsanto has spent 40 years telling us it is?

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